Ondrej Moravec (CZE)
Ondrej Moravec (CZE)
Miriam Gössner (GER)
Gabriela Soukalova (CZE), Miriam Gössner (GER), Marie Dorin Habert (FRA) (l-r)
Miriam Gössner (GER)
Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)


Miriam Gössner (GER, Fischer) celebrated her first World Cup victory in pursuit at Pokljuka ahead of Gabriela Soukalova (CZE, Fischer). Before that Ondrej Moravec (CZE, Fischer) secured his first carreer's podium ever.
Moravec jubilates about his podium
Ondrej Moravec celebrated his first podium ever in a biathlon World Cup race at Pokljuka, Slovenia, and didn't let the rainy weather ruin his mood. The Czech missed only one target in the last standing stage and increased from eight to two. Fredrik Lindström (SWE, Fischer skis and boots) improved from ten to five ahead of Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS, Fischer skis and boots). Andrejs Rastorgujevs (LAT, Fischer skis and boots) surprised with only one miss and position ten after his 38. spot in sprint race.

Victory in pursuit despite five penalties
Women's pursuit became a very exciting competition: Gabriela Soukalova and Miriam Gössner were almost tied at start but while the Czech shot absolutely clear Gössner had to compensate alltogether five penalty loops. After shooting the German alsways lost the contact to her opponent but she fighted in skiing and always overtook the Czech before arriving at the shooting range. Same at last loop and Gössner jubilated for her first victory ever ahead of
accurate shooting Soukalova. Olena Pidhrushna (UKR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in third after clear shooting and her 26th rank in sprint ahead of Veronika Vitkova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) and Nadezhda Skardino (BLR, Fischer skis, boots and poles). Seventh went to Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) followed by Vita Semerenko (UKR, Fischer), Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) and Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer).

Pursuit Men, Pokljuka (SLO):
1. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 1 00.32.49,20
2. Ondrej Moravec
CZE 1 00.32.53,00
3. Martin Fourcade
FRA 2 00.33.06,60
4. Evgeniy Garanichev
RUS 2 00.33.16,20
5. Fredrik Lindström
SWE 2 00.33.23,10
6. Evgeny Ustyugov
RUS 3 00.33.31,50
7. Tim Burke
USA 3 00.33.34,30
8. Jean Guillaume Beatrix
FRA 3 00.33.39,00
9. Simon Schempp
GER 0 00.33.42,50
10. Andrejs Rastorgujevs
LAT 1 00.33.48,50
11. Michal Slesingr
CZE 2 00.34.06,80
12. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 1 00.34.11,70
13. Andreas Birnbacher
GER 2 00.34.13,20
14. Lars Berger
NOR 4 00.34.13,30
15. Björn Ferry
SWE 3 00.34.13,50
15. Erik Lesser
GER 2 00.34.13,50
Pursuit Women, Pokljuka (SLO):
1. Miriam Gössner
GER 5 00.31.47,80
2. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 0 00.31.48,50
3. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 1 00.32.14,30
4. Olena Pidhrushna
UKR 0 00.32.39,60
5. Veronika Vitkova
CZE 0 00.32.45,40
6. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 1 00.32.58,50
7. Andrea Henkel
GER 4 00.33.05,60
8. Vita Semerenko
UKR 3 00.33.06,10
9. Tora Berger
NOR 2 00.33.06,70
10. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 2 00.33.39,60
11. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 0 00.33.45,20
12. Magdalena Gwizdon
POL 5 00.33.47,20
13. Anais Bescond
FRA 3 00.34.02,60
14. Teja Gregorin
SLO 2 00.34.03,10
15. Ekaterina Shumilova
RUS 3 00.34.04,20