Wierer triumphant in Hochfilzen Sprint
Dorothea Wierer has also won the second sprint competition of the season in Hochfilzen. The 29-year-old Italian had to settle for two penalties at the range, however, the third fastest time on the course got her the top spot on the podium. Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold (+5.9 sec) was flawless at the range and finished in second place behind the defending world cup total score winner. The podium was completed by Svetlana Mironova (+18.2 sce) from Russia who, despite missing one target, made her debut among the top three.
It was a successful start for the Austrian team. In Particular Lisa Hauser who shoot clean and finished in 11th place created an excellent start position for the pursuit competition. The Tyrolean was trailing Wierer by 45.1 seconds. Katharina Innerhofer from Salzburg finished in 24th place despite two misses at the standing shooting.
Lisa Hauser: “Double-Zero was the base for a good result in the sprint for and to able to go full throttle in the pursuit. The conditions at the range have been very difficult and some luck was required for the fringe hits to actually drop. My chances for a top result are better in the pursuit, so the motto for Sunday will be full throttle.
Katharina Innerhofer: “I managed quite well in prone position, that was perfect. I was fully focused in standing position. However, both shots dropped off to the right. Then it was really difficult on the course. My skiing performance is good so it is obvious that the intense preparations have paid off.
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