Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Women’s Mass Start: Berger Regains her Form!

Under heavy fog that made shooting rather hard, Biathlon’ s World Cup 3 came to an end a few minutes ago in Pokljuka, Slovenia with the women’s Mass Start race.

Biathlon’s Mass Start Event – What is it and what matters most?

Word Cup overall leader – Tora Berger – won the race although missing 2 shots (great performance if you saw the fog there was!). No one went clear the shooting range, of course.

World Cup overall standings now show Berger with a reinforced leadership (83 points over 2nd place).

Tora Berger already was the queen of the 2012 World Championships and seems she is promising to do it again in 2013.

Miriam Gossner of Germany (4 shots missed) which already had won the pursuit race was 2nd in the mass start 35 seconds behind Berger.

Biathlon World Cup 3 Pokljuka – Women’s Pursuit: Gossner Rules, Germany!

Gabriela Soukolova that recorded her first career win in Poklujka’s sprint event took a solid 3rd place (over 1 minute from Berger) and maintained her 2nd position in the World Cup overall standings.

Biathlon World Cup 3 Women’s Sprint: Gabriela Soukalova Wins!

Darya Domracheva (Belarus) after missing the sprint and pursuit races due to a flu was able to start the mass start but finished just bb th missing 9 shots (The worst shooting performance of all 30 biathletes). She lost her 3rd place in the World Cup overall standings to Gossner. Henkel also passed her too and is now 4th overall. Nonetheless, this may prove not to be a problem to Domracheva if the rest of the season goes without health problems since the worst 3 results are discarded from the final overall World Cup classification.

Biathlon will now break for season holidays and will come back in 2013 with a double round in German soil.

The schedules are the following (you can check entry lists and results in the last column links):

E.ON IBU World Cup 4 Biathlon

01.01 – 06.01.2013 / Oberhof

Preliminary start times / All start times CET
Date Start time Distance Discipline Kategorie  
03.01. 17:30 4×6 km Relay Women Start List / Results
04.01. 17:30 4×7.5 km Relay Men Start List / Results
05.01. 14:30 7.5 km Sprint Women Start List / Results
05.01. 17:45 10 km Sprint Men Start List / Results
06.01. 13:10 10 km Pursuit Women Start List / Results
06.01. 15:35 12.5 km Pursuit Men Start List / Results

E.ON IBU World Cup 5 Biathlon

08.01 – 13.01.2013 / Ruhpolding

Preliminary start times / All start times CET
Date Start time Distance Discipline Kategorie  
09.01. 18:15 4×6 km Relay Women Start List / Results
10.01. 18:15 4×7.5 km Relay Men Start List / Results
11.01. 18:15 7.5 km Sprint Women Start List / Results
12.01. 18:15 10 km Sprint Men Start List / Results
13.01. 13:00 12.5 km Mass Start Women Start List / Results
13.01. 15:30 15 km Mass Start Men Start List / Results

 

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