Darya Domracheva (BLR), Magdalena Neuner (GER), Tora Berger (NOR) (l-r)
Magdalena Neuner (GER)
Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Arnd Peiffer (GER)

MAGDALENA NEUNER SECURES HER 30TH WORLD CUP VICTORY

02.02.2012
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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.

Neuner unbeatable

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).

Women 7,5 km Sprint Oslo (NOR):
1. Magdalena Neuner
GER 0 00.20.41,90
2. Darya Domracheva
BLR 1 00.21.20,10
3. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.21.30,80
4. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 0 00.21.37,50
5. Andrea Henkel
GER 1 00.21.47,80
6. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 1 00.21.53,10
7. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 2 00.21.57,20
8. Synnoeve Solemdal
NOR 1 00.22.01,80
9. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 3 00.22.02,90
10. Marie Laure Brunet
FRA 0 00.22.06,60
11. Veronika Vitkova
CZE 1 00.22.13,20
12. Jana Gerekova
SVK 1 00.22.13,30
13. Franziska Hildebrand
GER 0 00.22.19,00
14. Selina Gasparin
SUI 1 00.22.19,60
15. Miriam Gössner
GER 2 00.22.22,70
Herren 10 km Sprint Oslo (NOR):
1. Evgeniy Garanichev
RUS 0 00.25.22,20
2. Arnd Peiffer
GER 0 00.25.22,90
3. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 2 00.25.34,00
4. Alexis Boeuf
FRA 0 00.25.46,20
5. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
NOR 1 00.25.46,60
6. Jakov Fak
SLO 0 00.25.58,80
7. Evgeny Ustyugov
RUS 1 00.26.00,20
8. Lowell Bailey
USA 1 00.26.07,90
9. Brendan Green
CAN 0 00.26.11,80
10. Martin Fourcade
FRA 3 00.26.16,30
11. Christian De Lorenzi
ITA 0 00.26.17,80
12. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 1 00.26.21,40
13. Simon Hallenbarter
SUI 0 00.26.22,70
14. Michal Slesingr
CZE 1 00.26.24,70
15. Tim Burke
USA 1 00.26.25,60