Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)
Miriam Gössner (GER), Gabriela Soukalova (CZE), Nadezhda Skardino (BLR) (l-r)
Miriam Gössner (GER)
Nadezhda Skardino (BLR)


Gabriela Soukalova (CZE, Fischer) surprisingly succeeded in sprint race at slovenian plateau Pokljuka ahead of Miriam Gössner (GER, Fischer) and Nadezhda Skardino (BLR, Fischer skis, boots and poles).
Soukalova shortly ahead of Gössner
Gabriela Soukalova is the winner of sprint race at biathlon World Cup at Pokljuka. The Czech delivered a great shooting performance and after 7.5 kilometres she was shortly ahead of fast skiing German Miriam Gössner who missed two targets. "This was the race of my dreams! This summer when I was ill, I never expected that this would happen. I did not think about the shooting from the start as I normally do so maybe that was the key. I am very happy with what happened today", Soukalova said. Nadezhda Skardino stepped into the breach for her sick compatriot Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) and finished third after clear shootings followed by Vita Semerenko (UKR, Fischer). Magdalena Gwizdon (POL, Fischer) came in sixth ahead of Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Veronika Vitkova (CZE, Fischer). Ekaterina Glazyrina (RUS, Fischer) became tenth.
Sprint Women, Pokljuka (SLO):
1. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 0 00.22.09,80
2. Miriam Gössner
GER 2 00.22.11,90
3. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0 00.22.39,90
4. Vita Semerenko
UKR 1 00.22.41,30
5. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 0 00.22.43,70
6. Magdalena Gwizdon
POL 1 00.22.44,10
7. Andrea Henkel
GER 2 00.22.44,40
8. Veronika Vitkova
CZE 0 00.22.45,60
9. Selina Gasparin
SUI 1 00.22.49,10
10. Ekaterina Glazyrina
RUS 0 00.22.57,10
11. Jana Gerekova
SVK 1 00.22.57,30
12. Rosanna Crawford
CAN 0 00.23.01,90
13. Franziska Hildebrand
GER 0 00.23.02,80
14. Susan Dunklee
USA 1 00.23.03,00
15. Ekaterina Shumilova
RUS 1 00.23.09,00