Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)
Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Magdalena Neuner (GER)
Magdalena Neuner (GER), Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN), Darya Domracheva (BLR) (l-r)
Dmtry Malyshko (RUS)

KAISA MÄKÄRÄINEN CELEBRATES HOME VICTORY IN PURSUIT IN KONTIOLAHTI

12.02.2012
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Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) claimed victory on her home tracks in Kontiolahti. She won ahead of Magdalena Neuner (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots).
Home victory for Mäkäräinen
Nothing would have been better for Kaisa Mäkäräinen: Local hero from Jönsuu was far ahead after four shootings and she was able to celebrate at the final stretch with the finnish flag. The 29-year-old athlete missed only one target while Magdalena Neuner and Darya Domracheva had four penalties. "I am satisfied with my second spot but a victory would have been nice, too. But I had two penalties too much. In skiing I felt okay but it was a hard race. Today we had to ski the long uphill and it was very hard. I am happy to stay in front of Dasha, that meens a lot. I am a bit proud of it", said Neuner. Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in fifth ahead of Tina Bachmann (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer). Andrea Henkel  (GER, Fischer skis and boots ) finished eighth, Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer) tenth.

First podium for Malyshko
In men's pursuit Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) was able to celebrate his first podium in his young World Cup carreer. The Russian missed only two targets and moved up from spot seven. Simon Fourcade (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) moved up to rank ten.

Pursuit men, Kontiolahti (FIN):
1. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen
NOR 2 00.33.43,80
2. Martin Fourcade
FRA 3 00.33.57,60
3. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 2 00.34.06,50
4. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 3 00.34.21,30
5. Evgeniy Garanichev
RUS 2 00.34.21,60
6. Christoph Sumann
AUT 2 00.34.22,70
7. Benjamin Weger
SUI 3 00.34.50,60
8. Anton Shipulin
RUS 3 00.34.50,70
9. Lukas Hofer
ITA 4 00.35.08,50
10. Simon Fourcade
FRA 2 00.35.16,90
11. Tim Burke
USA 4 00.35.21,30
12. Lowell Bailey
USA 6 00.35.23,60
13. Andrei Makoveev
RUS 4 00.35.31,80
14. Jay Hakkinen
USA 2 00.35.36,70
15. Timofey Lapshin
RUS 4 00.35.46,40
Pursuit women, Kontiolahti (FIN):
1. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 1 00.32.23,00
2. Magdalena Neuner
GER 4 00.32.58,90
3. Darya Domracheva
BLR 4 00.33.00,00
4. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 0 00.33.34,70
5. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.34.06,20
6. Tina Bachmann
GER 3 00.34.37,40
7. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 2 00.34.48,70
8. Andrea Henkel
GER 1 00.34.51,50
9. Zina Kocher
CAN 4 00.35.23,50
10. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 6 00.35.34,40
11. Iana Romanova
RUS 1 00.35.41,20
12. Helena Ekholm
SWE 1 00.35.44,10
13. Teja Gregorin
SLO 2 00.35.54,20
14. Synnoeve Solemdal
NOR 4 00.35.58,20
15. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 4 00.36.16,80