The major event of the season: The IBU Biathlon World Championships from February 10 to 21, 2021 in Pokljuka. In 12 races, World Cup points will be awarded in addition to medals. 350 participants from 30 countries are starting in Slovenia.
Heading to Pokljuka: Men in the Medal Mix
The 2021 IBU World Championships will kick off with the mixed relay and the battle for medals will be as intense as ever. The men’s competitions will likely have a decidedly Norwegian feel; maybe something like Oberhof sprint fourth place Lukas Hofer described with a podium sweep in front of him, “fourth place in the Norwegian Champs!”
A sweep at the IBU WCH is possible but less likely, still this season has seen the Norwegian men at their best. They hold the top four spots in the IBU Men’s World Cup Total Score, with their fifth man in eleventh.
The Championships Opener will be a good harbinger of things to come over the 11-day stint at Pokljuka. All of the top men and women will be there. once again making this an exciting competition, The Boe brothers, Marte Olsbu Roeiseland and Tiril Eckhoff are the defending champions. Despite any penalty issues in the early legs, a potent crew.
Single Mixed Relay
Johannes, Erik Lesser, Jacquelin, Samuelsson, Simon Eder, Matvey Eliseev, Lukas Hofer are the names likely to show up on the start. This is just one huge sprint so Johannes, Hofer and Jacquelin pop up to the top. Eder has a great single mix track record, is shooting very well and skiing better than in many years.
Biathlon World Championships 2021 – Schedule and Time table
NOTE! All times are local (UTC +1).
Wednesday February 10th
18:00 4 x 7.5 km mixed relay
Friday February 12th
17:30 Men´s sprint
Saturday February 13th
17:30 Women´s 7.5 km sprint
Sunday February 14th
16:15 Men´s 12.5 km pursuit
18:30 Women´s 10 km pursuit
Tuesday February 16th
15:05 Women´s 15 km individual
Wednesday February 17th
18:15 Men´s 20 km individual
Thursday February 18th
18:15 Single mixed relay 6 km + 7.5 km
Saturday February 20th
14:45 Women´s 4 x 6 km relay
18:00 Men´s 4 x 7.5 km relay
Sunday February 21th
15:30 Women´s 12.5 km mass start
18:15 Men´s 15 km mass start