The current winner of the world Cup Gabriela Soukalova on the world Cup stage in Oberhof won the third victory of the season.
Koukalova without misfires worked both shooting stages, and the race was fast enough to hold the lead. Due to the success in Oberhof Czech is much closer to the world Cup leader Laura Dahlmeier, who on the first home stage will run only mass start.
Place Koukalova could be Kaisa Makarainen, but Finca with great speed on the course, twice missed at the front and settled for a convenience getting to the podium. Top 3 was closed by Marie Doran Aber, also failed at the shooting range to do without penalties.
The best among Ukrainians was Olena Pidhrushna, who finished with clean shooting in seventh place. Jim Julia with two penalties rounded out the top 15, Anastasiya Merkushyna were no misfires on the firing line and took the 19-th position.
Note also the long-awaited return to the track three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva – Belarus, with two penalties in his first race for eighteen years has occupied 37-e a place.
Oberhof. Women. The results of the sprint:
1. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic, 0+0) 22:28.5
2. Kaisa Mäkäräinen (Finland, 0+2) +21.3
3. Marie Doran Habert (France, 0+1) +24.0
7. Olena Pidhrushna (Ukraine, 0+0) +51.3
15. Jim Yulia (Ukraine, 1+1) +1:28.0
19. Anastasiya Merkushyna (Ukraine, 0+0) +1:30.2
55. Yuliya Zhuravok (Ukraine, 0+1) +2:46.9
56. Iryna Varvynets (Ukraine, 0+1) +2:47.8
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