Andrea Henkel (GER)
Andrea Henkel (GER), Anais Bescond (FRA), Darya Domracheva (BLR) (l-r)
Andrea Henkel (GER)
Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Susan Dunklee (USA)
Susan Dunklee (USA)


In sprint race at biathlon World Cup in Antholz Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) showed that she is still able to capture a podium result. Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) came in third.
Confident before the Olympics
Despite her 36 years of age Andrea Henkel managed it to reach a World Cup podium in Anterselva. The Thuringian whose best season's result was forth spot in Oberhof hit all ten targets and showed a good skiing performance which brought her an excellent second spot. "I took a long warm-up to the podium and I am happy that I am still able to make a podium. This puts me in a positive mood for Sochi", Henkel stated. Darya Domracheva finished third with the fastest skiing time despite her two misses. Fourth went to the second bis surprise besides winning Anaïs Bescond (FRA): Susan Dunklee (USA, Fischer skis and boots). The 27-year-old former cross-country skier who often sufferes big problems at the shooting range shot absolutely clean in her prone and standing stage missed the podium with just 0.6 seconds. Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in sixth followed by Franziska Preuß (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Nadezhda Skardino (BLR, Fischer skis, boots and poles). Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) was ranked ninth ahead of Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer).
Sprint Women, Anterselva (ITA):
1. Anaïs Bescond
FRA 1 00.20.30,20
2. Andrea Henkel
GER 0 00.20.36,90
3. Darya Domracheva
BLR 2 00.20.40,30
4. Susan Dunklee
USA 0 00.20.40,90
5. Iana Romanova
RUS 0 00.20.42,00
6. Tora Berger
NOR 1 00.20.42,70
7. Franziska Preuß
GER 1 00.20.49,10
8. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0 00.20.54,30
9. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 2 00.21.01,00
10. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 1 00.21.05,50
11. Fanny Horn
NOR 0 00.21.05,80
12. Teja Gregorin
SLO 1 00.21.08,30
13. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
NOR 2 00.21.09,70
14. Tiril Eckhoff
NOR 2 00.21.10,20
15. Jana Gereková
SVK 1 00.21.11,50