Finnish biathlete Kaisa Makarainen on the world Cup stage in Ruhpolding first victory of the season.
To his 20th career win Makarainen came at the expense of perfect shooting, and familiar with the best speed on the course. Fink even with a penalty probably would have ahead of current world Cup winner Gabriela Soukalova, which is eight seconds ahead of Laura dahlmeier and increased his lead in the overall standings to 21 points.
Yulia Jim gave the fifth course of the race, but two penalties prevented the Ukrainian to compete for the part in the flower ceremony. Through the finish in the 11th position of Jim rose in the top 10 of the world Cup.
Of course, the main event was the return of Valj Semerenko Olympic champion and winner of the world Cup, despite a 10-month pause, finished in the top 30 and showed a 21-th turn in the distance.
In your 22nd birthday Anastasiya Merkushyna was close to update a personal record, but because of misfires on the counter Ukrainian finished in the 23rd position.
Olena Pidhrushna and Irina Varvynets in the points area were not included, but guaranteed a part in tomorrow’s pursuit.
Ruhpolding. Women. The results of the sprint:
1. Kaisa Makarainen (Finland, 0+0) 20:51.8
2. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic, 0+0) +22.0
3. Laura Dallmeier (Germany, 0+0) +30.1
11. Julia Jim (1+1) +1:27.9
23. Anastasiya Merkushyna (0+1) +1:58.0
30. Valj Semerenko (1+1) +2:11.8
41. Olena Pidhrushna (1+1) +2:33.2
52. Dahlmeier Laura (0+1) +2:47.9
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