Magdalena Neuner (GER, Fischer skis and boots) did it again and secured her 30th World Cup victory although she was suffering with fever on Monday. She won ahead of Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) and Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles). Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer) missed the victory only with a 0,7 second margin in men's sprint race.
In Anterselva Neuner told that she wanted to complete her
30 World Cup wins and she already reached her goal in today's sprint race
although she was suffering with fever on Monday. The Bavarian decided an
Thursday morning to compete today. She showed a great shooting performance and
the fastest time in skiing. This put her in a good position to claim the
victory and she was able to finish 38 seconds ahead of Darya Domracheva who
missed one target. "When I was at the start the sun started shining and I
thought it was a good sign", said Neuner. "I don't know what I do
better than the others. Today it was a special race for me because I didn't
know I didn't know if I would be able to start." After picking up one
penalty Tora Berger finished third, 48 seconds back. Andrea Henkel (GER,
Fischer skis and boots) came in fifth, Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer) finished seventh and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN,
Fischer skis and boots) ninth.
Peiffer missed the victory shortly
Only by a hair's breadth the German Arnd Peiffer missed
another victory this season. The biathlete from Northern Germany was just 0,7
seconds behind the Russian winner after both athletes cleared all ten targets. "It was a good race especially my shooting went
well. It was quite nasty to race today because of the temperature. It is just
eight or nine degrees below zero but it seems to be much colder", Peiffer
said. "I am happy about my second place but the victory would have been
better. I gave everything in the last lap and it became really exciting." Jakov
Fak (SLO, Fischer) finished sixth ahead of his brand mate Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS,
Fischer skis and boots).