Samuelsson Brings Sweden Victory in Single Mixed Relay

Sweden’s Sebastian Samuelsson using just a single spare in the last standing stage outshot Germany’s Erik Lesser who picked up a penalty to claim victory with teammate Hanna Oeberg in the season opening single mixed relay this afternoon in Östersund. The Swedish duo prevailed with two penalties in 36:42.1. Lesser and teammate Franziska Preuss had just that single penalty and nine spares in second place, 18.1 seconds back. Third went to the Norwegian pair of Marte Olsbu Røiseland and Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen, with one penalty and sixteen spares, 40.4 seconds back.

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