Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia, current Sprint Gold Medal holder, and also silver in Pursuit, in last 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, recorded today her first season win at Antholz-Anterselva’, Italy, sprint event.
She led the pack missing no shots and won the race with 16:7 seconds advantage from second placed Kaisa Makarainen’s (1 shot missed) from Finland. Kuzimna is now 14th in World Cup Overall and Makarainen 4th.
3rd place went to one of our yesterday’s forecasts Belarus Lady Darya Domracheva (also 1 shot missed) 21:9 seconds from Kuzmina. Domracheva climbed to 2nd in World Cup Overall since Miriam Gossner was absent.
World Cup Leader Tora Berger missed 3 shots – for a poor and unusual shooting 70% rate – and finished just 14th. Nonetheless, she extended her World Cup lead to 110 points now over Domracheva (she had 103 over Gossner).
Berger will have a hard pursuit race next Saturday with a huge gap to recover (1:08 minutes), but we believe she can still make it to a podium finish or at least Top 5. As we did before, we reinforce our bets in Domracheva to win the pursuit race.
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