Olympics 2022 | Biathlon: Norwegian Tandrevold leaves after collapse

There were frightening scenes that flickered across the screen. The Norwegian Tandrevold collapsed at the finish. Now she has to leave China. Her replacement for the season has already been determined.

When Norwegian Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold arrived at the finish after the biathlon pursuit on Sunday, she collapsed and had to be carried away by helpers (Read more about this here). She had already dragged herself over the final part of the route with her head hanging down. Now it is clear: For the 25-year-old, the Winter Games will not continue, she is leaving China. She announced this in a press conference on Monday.

She said: “I am very sorry, my heart is broken. As I had previously had heart problems, the medical team decided that I could no longer compete. It was one of my best days, until suddenly it became the worst.” Actually, after the last standing stage, Tandrevold was in third place and had a chance for bronze. Nothing more came of it because, due to poor health, she collapsed completely.

“Protect the health of the athlete”

“I knew it was bad news for Ingrid. But sometimes you have to make decisions like this to protect the athlete’s health,” said team doctor Lars Kolsrud. Tandrevold also wrote on Instagram: “Today I hit a new low. Top sport doesn’t always feel fair, I think.”

Karoline Knotten will replace Tandrevold in the relay on Wednesday. She will form the quartet together with three-time Olympic champion Marte Olsbu Röiseland, Tiril Eckhoff and Ida Lien.

The Norwegians are considered favorites for gold. However, Knotten is not yet as experienced as Tandrevold. Therefore, it should now be an exciting competition for the medals.

t-online also offers you all the highlights of the Olympic Games in video format. A first selection is attached here.

Tandrevold collapses after pursuit

Dramatic scenes at the finish line: she just managed to finish the competition before Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold collapsed. (Source: Eurosport)

Here you will find all other video highlights of the Olympic Games


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