Andreas Birnbacher (GER)
Andi Birnbacher (GER), Martin Fourcade (FRA), Anton Shipulin (RUS) (l-r)
Martin Fourcade (FRA), Andi Birnbacher (GER) (l-r)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Darya Domracheva (BLR), Tora Berger (NOR), Andrea Henkel (GER) (l-r)
Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Andrea Henkel (GER)


Andreas Birnbacher (GER, Fischer) made a podium in pursuit in Östersund together with his brand mate Anton Shipulin (RUS, Fischer skis and boots). Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) did it again. She won the third individual race this winter followed by Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) and Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots).
Only one miss
The best four athletes in today's race ended their race after 20 shots with only one penalty loop. In the final stretch Andi Birnbacher has been beaten by Martin Fourcade (FRA) but he left the chasing group of three leading by Anton Shipulin behind. Arnd Peiffer (GER, Fischer) came in fourth.Seven went to Russian Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, Fischer) followed by his compatriot Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots). Alexey Volkov (RUS, Fischer) finished tenth.

Three races - three victories
Except mixed relay Tora Berger won everything this season which was possible: Individual, sprint and today's pursuit. The Norwegian missed only one target in last standing stage and caused by her starting advantage she stayed 29 seconds ahead of Darya Domracheva who increased from seven to two. After clear shootings Andrea Henkel was pleased about her first podium this season. Fourth went to Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer) with two penalties. Olena Pidhrushna (UKR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in fifth despite three misses. Seventh went to Veronika Vitkova (CZE, Fischer) ahead of Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer), Ekaterina Glazyrina (RUS, Fischer) and Jana Gerekova (SVK, Fischer).
Verfolgung Herren, Östersund (SWE):
1. Martin Fourcade
FRA 1 00.33.03,50
2. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 1 00.33.04,20
3. Anton Shipulin
RUS 1 00.33.06,80
4. Arnd Peiffer
GER 1 00.33.07,60
5. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 2 00.33.08,50
6. Alexis Bœuf
FRA 2 00.33.22,50
7. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 2 00.33.25,00
8. Evgeny Ustyugov
RUS 2 00.33.28,80
9. Evgeniy Garanichev
RUS 2 00.33.30,50
10. Alexey Volkov
RUS 0 00.33.38,40
11. Simon Eder
AUT 0 00.33.41,70
12. Friedrich Pinter
AUT 1 00.33.41,80
13. Erik Lesser
GER 3 00.34.01,90
14. Björn Ferry
SWE 2 00.34.02,50
15. Tim Burke
USA 2 00.34.03,10
Verfolgung Damen, Östersund (SWE):
1. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.31.01,90
2. Darya Domracheva
BLR 1 00.31.31,70
3. Andrea Henkel
GER 0 00.31.53,40
4. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 2 00.32.11,90
5. Olena Pidhrushna
UKR 3 00.32.17,10
6. Marie Laure Brunet
FRA 1 00.32.20,90
7. Veronika Vitkova
CZE 2 00.32.26,10
8. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 4 00.32.42,80
9. Ekaterina Glazyrina
RUS 1 00.32.44,30
10. Jana Gerekova
SVK 2 00.32.49,60
11. Krystyna Palka
POL 1 00.33.05,10
12. Synnøve Solemdal
NOR 5 00.33.05,30
13. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 3 00.33.05,50
14. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0 00.33.15,40
15. Marina Korovina
RUS 4 00.33.19,20