Tora Berger (NOR)
Olena Pidhrushna (UKR), Tora Berger (NOR), Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN) (l-r)
Olena Pidhrushna (UKR)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)
Anton Shipulin (RUS)
Jakov Fak (SLO), Anton Shipulin (RUS), Daniel Mesotitsch (AUT) (l-r)
Daniel Mesotitsch (AUT)
Jakov Fak (SLO)

TORA BERGER AND ANTON SHIPULIN TRIUMPHATE IN PURSUIT IN ANTERSELVA

19.01.2013
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WITH THE WORLD
Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) secured victory in pursuit in Anterselva. She won ahead of Olena Pidhrushna (UKR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) and Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots). Anton Shipulin (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) secured another victory in pursuit. Jakov Fak (SLO, Fischer) came in second followed by Daniel Mesotitsch (AUT, Fischer skis and boots).
From spot 14 to 1
Despite two misses Tora Berger stormed to victory due to the fastest skiing time and increased from 14 to 1. The Norwegian increased spot by spot and won ahead of Olena Pidrushna. Although the Ukrainian missed only one target and they left the stadium together Tora Berger was able to open a gap up to 18 seconds. Third went to Kaisa Mäkäräinen who had to ski four penalty loops. The Finn won final sprint ahead of Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer) and Nadine Horchler (GER, Fischer). Teja Gregorin (SLO, Fischer) finished eighth, Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) dropped back to tenth spot after six misses.

Shipulin unbeatable
"Anterselva is my favorite track. Racing in high altitude suits me well. There is a lot to do but I think I am on a good way to the World Championships", Anton Shipulin stated. The Russian who always shows great results in Anterselva controlled his lead despite two misses and won 22 seconds ahead of Jakov Fak who shot only one penalty. Daniel Mesotitsch increased from eight to three with one miss as well.
Pursuit Women, Anterselva (ITA):
1. Tora Berger
NOR 2 00.31.21,80
2. Olena Pidhrushna
UKR 1 00.31.40,70
3. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 4 00.31.47,20
4. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 2 00.31.51,40
5. Nadine Horchler
GER 1 00.31.54,50
6. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
NOR 2 00.32.13,50
7. Sophie Boilley
FRA 1 00.32.18,00
8. Teja Gregorin
SLO 4 00.32.21,80
8. Synnøve Solemdal
NOR 2 00.32.21,80
10. Darya Domracheva
BLR 6 00.32.23,80
11. Magdalena Gwizdoń
POL 3 00.32.24,20
12. Andrea Henkel
GER 2 00.32.27,30
13. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 3 00.32.43,90
14. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 7 00.32.52,40
15. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 4 00.33.03,00