In Sports News this Monday: Czech mixed relay team come seventh as Biathlon World Cup begins in Sweden; Viktoria Plzeň are soccer “winter champions”; and surprise defeats for leading sides in hockey’s Extraliga.
Czech mixed relay team seventh in first Biathlon World Cup event of season
“It was a pity about the start. We came seventh, just six or seven second behind fifth place. But I’m relatively pleased with my section of the race. Somehow I felt that I couldn’t attack but still, the shooting was great.”
For his part, Michal Šlesingr says starting the season is never easy.
“It’s the first competition. We’re just gradually getting going and it’s hard to compete the first time. You don’t know how to set a tempo, how it’s going to go. It’s kind of all over the place.”
The Czech Republic’s biathlon stars have plenty of time to put things right. Sunday’s was the first of almost 70 events in a season that is set to run for more than 100 more days.
Plzeň to be “winter champions” after latest win
Slavia keep pressure on with home win over Boleslav
Nevertheless, second-placed Slavia Prague kept the pressure up on the leaders with a 2:1 over Mladá Boleslav in the capital. And still seven points behind Plzeň are Sparta Prague. Fresh from clinching their Europa League group, Sparta continued their winning ways with a 2:1 away victory over Hradec Králové.