Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Tora Berger (NOR), Darya Domracheva (BLR), Teja Gregorin (SLO) (l-r)
Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK), Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Teja Gregorin (SLO)


Darya Domracheva (BLR) was able to catch her first ever Olympic title in pursuit in Sochi. The Belarussian won ahead of Tora Berger (NOR) and Teja Gregorin (SLO).
Unchallenged victory
After an excellent race Darya Domracheva can cheer about her first carreer's gold medal at Olympic Winter Games. The Belarussian started from ninth spot and escaped already after the second shooting stage of all her opponents. On her way to finish nobody could put doubts on her success although she missed one target in her last standing stage. 37 seconds behind her Tora Berger captured the silver medal. The Norwegian started just behind the Belarussian into today's race but was never able to keep Domracheva's pace. During her last lap Berger was at least able to overtake Valj Semerenko (UKR) who dropped back to fifth spot until crossing the line. Surprisingly strong in today's race was Teja Gregorin (SLO) who was rewarded with the bronce medal for her performance. Gabriela Soukalova (CZE) stormed from start position to the chasing group but missed the podium with a five seconds disadvantage. Sprint winner Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK) dropped back to sixth spot followed by Olga Vilukhina (RUS) and Karin Oberhofer (ITA). Ann Kristin Flatland (NOR) and Vita Semerenko (UKR) completed the top ten.
Pursuit Women, Sochi (RUS):
1. Darya Domracheva
BLR 0+0+0+1 29:30.7
2. Tora Berger
NOR 0+0+0+1 30:08.3
3. Teja Gregorin
SLO 0+0+1+0 30:12.7
4. Gabriela Soukalova
CZE 0+0+0+1 30:18.3
5. Valj Semerenko
UKR 1+0+0+0 30:23.6
6. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 0+1+0+1 30:29.1
7. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 0+1+0+0 30:32.9
8. Karin Oberhofer
ITA 0+0+1+0 30:37.8
9. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
NOR 0+0+0+0 30:40.2
10. Vita Semerenko
UKR 0+1+1+0 30:40.3
11. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 0+0+0+0 30:43.0
12. Anais Bescond
FRA 0+0+1+1 30:43.7
13. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0+0+0+1 30:43.7
14. Marie Dorin Habert
FRA 0+0+1+0 30:53.6
15. Selina Gasparin
SUI 0+0+1+1 30:59.1