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Biathlon: Eckhoff victory in the mass start of the closed season

Биатлон: Экхофф победой в масс-старте закрыла сезонNorwegian biathlete Tiril Eckhoff won the final race of the women’s programme of world Cup 2016-2017.

Eckhoff due to the excellent work on the maturation together with five athletes at the equator of the race was leading the group. On the third shooting range, the Norwegian made one mistake, and the only leader of the mass start was the German Hildebrand.

At the final shooting Hildebrand last shot did not close the target, and deprived yourself of the chance to win. Eckhoff shot clean but its advantage over Gabriela Koukalova was only 1.5 seconds. On the last lap the Norwegian easily escaped from the eminent rival and sealed a fourth win in his career.

Top 3 due to the usual big finish complements Kaisa mäkäräinen, and in the flower ceremony participated Veronika Vitkova, Hildebrand and the main character of the stage in Holmenkollen Marie Laukkanen.

The world Cup winner Laura dahlmeier finished ninth and lost another Small crystal globe. In the competition of the mass start won by Gabriela Soukalova.

The only Ukrainka Yulia Jim, with one penalty was sixth, the top 10 and remained in eighth position in the standings of the world Cup.

Holmenkollen. Women. The results of the mass start:

1. Tiril Eckhoff (Norway, 0+0+1+0) 34:23,1
2. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic, 0+1+0+0) +22,6
3. Kaisa Mäkäräinen (Finland, 0+0+1+1) +34,5

10. Julia Jim (Ukraine, 1+0+0+0) +57,9

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