Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN), Darya Domracheva (BLR), Vita Semerenko (UKR) (l-r)
Magdalena Neuner (GER)
Martin Fourcade (FRA), Arnd Peiffer (GER)


Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) secured her fith season's win in pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk. The Belarussian left Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) and Vita Semerenko (UKR, Fischer) behind. Magdalena Neuner (GER, Fischer skis and boots) reached fourth place which was wnough to win Overall ranking. Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer) secured another second place in pursuit race in Khanty-Mansiysk. He was again beaten by World Cup Champion Martin Fourcade.
Domracheva cheers with Belarussian flag
It became a kind of triumph race for Darya Domracheva who finished first after two penalties, 24 seconds ahead, wit the Belarussian flag - although she didn't made it in Overall ranking. The Belarussian was born in Minsk (now Belarus, former USSR) but she grew up near Khanty-Mansiysk, so she was celebrated by the Russian fans today. "It was a tight fight at the last standing stage an I am happy having managed the last shooting. It is something special for me because I lived here for 13 years. Magdalena is very strong and we all have to compliment her on winning the Overall ranking", Domracheva said. Kaisa Mäkäräinen and Vita Semerenko had to ski only two penalty loops, too, which brought them a podium result ahead of Magdalena Neuner who missed five targets. "I am a smiling fourth-placed. I skied well but I lost my concentration in shooting", Neuner said. Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) finished fifth, Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) came in seventh and Krystyna Palka (POL, Fischer) tenth.

Penalty in last standing stage

Up to the last standing stage a victory for Arnd Peiffer was possible. Then the German missed one target and victory went to his French opponent. 19 seconds behind Peiffer came in second, Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, Fischer) finished fourth. The Russian moved up from ten. Tarjei Boe (NOR, Fischer) came in fifth and Fredrik Lindström (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) finished tenth.
Pursuit Men, Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS):
1. Martin Fourcade
FRA 1 00.34.47,10
2. Arnd Peiffer
GER 1 00.35.06,70
3. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 2 00.35.21,80
4. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 2 00.35.27,60
5. Tarjei Boe
NOR 2 00.35.52,10
6. Michal Slesingr
CZE 3 00.36.08,50
7. Dominik Landertinger
AUT 0 00.36.08,70
8. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 3 00.36.25,00
9. Simon Hallenbarter
SUI 3 00.36.36,80
10. Fredrik Lindström
SWE 4 00.36.37,20
11. Jakov Fak
SLO 1 00.36.43,30
12. Serhiy Semenov
UKR 1 00.36.45,40
13. Anton Shipulin
RUS 2 00.36.47,00
14. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 2 00.36.49,30
15. Björn Ferry
SWE 1 00.36.49,80
Pursuit Women, Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS):
1. Darya Domracheva
BLR 2 00.32.44,50
2. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 2 00.33.09,30
3. Vita Semerenko
UKR 2 00.33.16,60
4. Magdalena Neuner
GER 5 00.33.38,70
5. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.33.48,00
6. Marie Laure Brunet
FRA 0 00.33.58,60
7. Andrea Henkel
GER 2 00.34.19,50
8. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 2 00.34.38,30
9. Susan Dunklee
USA 1 00.34.39,60
10. Krystyna Palka
POL 2 00.34.45,50
11. Helena Ekholm
SWE 4 00.34.52,00
12. Zina Kocher
CAN 2 00.34.59,40
13. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 2 00.35.02,60
14. Tina Bachmann
GER 2 00.35.08,40
15. Jana Gerekova
SVK 3 00.35.13,20