Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)
Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)
Andrea Henkel (GER), Gabriela Soukalova (CZE), Miriam Gössner (GER) (l-r)
Andrea Henkel (GER)
Andrea Henkel (GER), Miriam Gössner (GER)
Miriam Gössner (GER)
Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK)

GABRIELA SOUKALOVA SECURES HER SECOND WORLD CUP WIN AT SEASON'S FINAL

14.03.2013
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Gabriela Soukalova (CZE, Fischer) celebrated her second victory this season at biathlon season's final in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) came in second ahead of Miriam Gössner (GER, Fischer).
Clear shooting and fast in skiing
After everything went not so well for her in Sochi the Czech was able to triumphate again in Khanty-Mansiysk after her first success at Pokljuka before christmas. Soukalova lost just 20 seconds in skiing against the fast skier Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) and hit al ten targets which means the victory for her. "It was a wonderful race for me. I felt much better than during the last World Cup. Already in Sochi I thought my shape will be much better in Khanty-Mansiysk. In pursuit it will become very tough against the two Germans. I have to shoot well and then maybe it'll work well again", Soukalova stated. Second went to clean shooting Andrea Henkel, 17 seconds back, who left her compatriot Miriam Gössner six seconds behind after one miss. After very bad performances in Sochi Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer) showed a better race today and came in fourth ahead of Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer) despite one miss Kaisa Mäkäräinen clearly was the fastest skier today so she finished in a good sixth position after two penalties followed by Vita Semerenko (UKR, Fischer). Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) missed one target and lost 45 seconds on track so she was ranked just eighth. Her team mate Tiril Eckhoff (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) finished tenth.
Sprint Women, Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS):
1. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 0 00.21.25,60
2. Andrea Henkel
GER 0 00.21.42,80
3. Miriam Gössner
GER 1 00.21.49,20
4. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 1 00.21.56,00
5. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 2 00.21.56,50
6. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 2 00.22.00,20
7. Vita Semerenko
UKR 1 00.22.08,10
8. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.22.09,10
9. Anaïs Bescond
FRA 0 00.22.13,90
10. Tiril Eckhoff
NOR 0 00.22.17,80
11. Olena Pidhrushna
UKR 1 00.22.17,90
12. Laura Dahlmeier
GER 1 00.22.21,50
13. Darya Domracheva
BLR 1 00.22.23,00
14. Franziska Hildebrand
GER 0 00.22.30,50
15. Juliya Dzhyma
UKR 0 00.22.39,00