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Men's 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon Olympics Odds

Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Who wins Men's 12.5 km pursuit?

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Johannes Thingnes Bø2.502.50
Laegreid, Sturla Holm4.504.50
Johannes Dale9.009.00
Quentin Fillon Maillet9.009.00
Tarjei Bø9.009.00
Émilien Jacquelin13.0013.00
Sebastian Samuelsson13.0013.00
Martin Ponsiluoma16.0016.00
Simon Desthieux34.0034.00
Lukas Hofer41.0041.00
Alexandr Loginov67.0067.00
Benedikt Doll67.0067.00
Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen67.0067.00
Antonin Guigonnat81.0081.00
Dmytro Pidruchnyi81.0081.00
Erik Lesser81.0081.00
Fabien Claude81.0081.00
Jakov Fak81.0081.00
Simon Eder81.0081.00
Eduard Latypov101.00101.00
Jesper Nelin101.00101.00
Johannes Kühn101.00101.00
Andrejs Rastorgujevs151.00151.00
Artem Pryma151.00151.00
Benjamin Weger151.00151.00
Dominik Windisch151.00151.00
Julian Eberhard151.00151.00
Felix Leitner201.00201.00
Matvey Eliseev201.00201.00
Philipp Horn201.00201.00
Philipp Nawrath201.00201.00
Said Karimulla Khalili201.00201.00
Sergey Bocharnikov201.00201.00
Anton Smolski251.00251.00
Evgeniy Garanichev251.00251.00
Michal Krcmár251.00251.00
Peppe Femling251.00251.00
Anton Dudchenko351.00351.00
Christian Gow351.00351.00
Moravec, Ondrej351.00351.00
Sean Doherty351.00351.00
Seppala, Tero351.00351.00
Leif Nordgren501.00501.00
Olli Hiidensalo501.00501.00

Biathlon at the 2022 Winter Olympics and men's pursuit

Pursuit is most likely the single event that has the most in common with sprint. Which isn't that strange, since pursuit usually begins where sprint ends. But still, the event has several unique aspects. Men's pursuit takes place on a 12,5 kilometer course divided into five laps. During the race, each participant gets to shoot twice. One time in prone position, and one time in standing position. If the shooter fails to hit the target, this actually forces the shooter to go an extra lap. What makes pursuit unique is the fact that the previous event decides the skiers starting positions. This usually means that sprint decides how much of a relative advantage each constant gets.

Since each skier has the right to shoot as soon as he has approached the target, pursuit has a tendency to turn into a very hectic and intense event. To avoid a crowded course, the only athletes that are allowed to take part are the ones that have scored well in the previous event. To win in pursuit, you simply need to be the first one to reach the goal. And since it's extremely important to have a good starting position, the previous event becomes an interesting part of pursuit.

Next to sprint, pursuit is usually a real crowed pleaser during the Winter Olympics. We have no reason to doubt that this will also be the case during this upcoming event. It's also worth noting that it represents the part of the Olympics when the contestants strengths and weaknesses begin to show. So there's a great possibility of using the outcome of pursuit as a basis for a prognosis of future success. It's truly an event worth watching.