Magdalena Neuner (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) celebrated a double victory in todays's Sprint race in Hochfilzen. Andrei Makoveev (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) finished second in the men's race.
Magdalena Neuner unbeatable again
After she announced her retirement this week Magdalena Neuner successfully started her farewell-tour. The 24-year-old Bavarian was very relaxed today and hit all targets. "I had a good feeling and a burden has been lifted from my shoulders. Now I can talk openly and honestly about my retirement and I think today's race was a good answer after this week's turbulences", said Neuner.
Helena Ekholm (SWE, Fischer skis and boots), Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots), Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer), Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) und Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) finished four to eight . The young Norwegian biathlete Elise Ringen (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in tenth.
Makoveev's best World Cup result
Andrei Makoveev finished second in todays Sprint race in Hochfilzen what meant his best World Cup result ever. The 29-year-old Russian hit all of the ten targets and was only 9,2 seconds behind winner Carl Johan Bergman. "The change in trainers helped me to get back to the top level this year. Our summer training was harder than I could have ever imagined. That obviously helped me today", Makoveev said.
His team mate Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) showed a great race, too. The Russian missed only one target and finished fifth because he was the fastest man in skiing today. Tarjei Boe (NOR, Fischer) came in sixth despite of hitting all targets. Björn Ferry (SWE) and World Cup rookie Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, both Fischer skis and boots) finished in eighth and tenth place.