Kuzmina takes victory in Hochfilzen Pursuit

In front of about 10.000 spectators, Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia has only missed one target and, after an outstanding race, taken the victory 10.2 seconds in front of Kaisa Mäkäräinen from Finland who had two misses.

Darya Domracheva, winner of the sprint competition, completed the podium. Dunja Zdouc, the only Austrian starter, came in 52nd with a single miss and trailing the winner by 5:17.3 minutes. Due to a cold, Lisa Hauser did not start.

*** Responses ***

Anastasiya Kuzmina: “It is always great to be on the podium, it is even better if you are the winner. I have had a really good feeling and I knew that I could achieve a lot today. I have tried to think particularly positive during the race and I have taken my time at the shooting range. And it paid off.“

Kaisa Mäkärainen: “I have been very relaxed going into this race, thanks to a strong team and my current performance. I have shot well and skies have been fast. I am very pleased.“

Darya Domracheva: “Unfortunately I was not able to beat Kaisa, even though I only missed one target. We are all here to compete and to give our best – that is the mark of an athlete.“

Photos: OK Hochfilzen/EXPA/JFK

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