Darya Domracheva (BLR)
Jakov Fak (SLO)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Susan Dunklee (USA)
Olga Vilukhina (RUS)
Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)
Evgeniy Garanichev (RUS)
Andrejs Rastorgujevs (LAT)

DARYA DOMRACHEVA AND JAKOV FAK SPRINT TO VICTORY IN OSLO

20.03.2014
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In difficult snow conditions Darya Domracheva (BLR, Fischer skis and boots) celebrated her seventh season's success. Second went to local heroe Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, aboots and poles) followed by Susan Dunklee (USA, Fischer skis and boots). In men's sprint Jakov Fak (SLO, Fischer) dominated the race and succeeded ahead of Evgeniy Garanichev (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) and Björn Ferry (SWE, Fischer skis and boots).

Seventh season's win
In her seventh success this winter even Darya Domracheva had to fight to stay on her both feet. "The track was very difficult today. The snow conditions very really challenging. In many points of the track you have to stay focussed to avoid a fall but many girls fell. In zeroing it was also very foggy, I didn't see anything of the targets but you had to be focussed as well. But during the race the fog wasn't that strong", Darya Domracheva described the difficulties of the day. The Belarussian shot one penalty and was nevertheless ten seconds ahead of local heroe Tora Berger who participates in her last World Cup races this weekend. With clean shootings the former cross-country skier Susan Dunklee made her lifetime's best with finishing on the podium. Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer) came in fourth followed by Gabriela Soukalova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) and Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer). Andreja Mali (SLO, Fischer) was ranked eighth, Laura Dahlmeier (GER, Fischer skis and boots) finished tenth.

With one miss to success
Even one miss didn't prevent Jakov Fak's fourth World Cup success. The born-Croate nearly flew around the track with the fastest skiing performance of all athletes. "I always try to ski fast and shoot fast but it doesn't work always. Biathlon is very complex. I just try to give my best", the Slovenian stated. His success didn't surprise him a lot. "I like those conditions." Most of the other athletes struggled with difficult snow conditions but in opposite to Fak his opponents hit all targets. Nevertheless Evgeniy Garanichev with high bib 69 and Björn Ferry had to be satisfied with spot two and three, 13 and 14 seconds behind the winner. Andrejs Rastorgujevs (LAT, Fischer skis and boots) convinced with another good race finishing fifth followed by Simon Eder (AUT, Fischer skis and boots). Simon Desthieux (FRA, Fischer skis and boots) realized his lifetime's best with finishing seventh, Jaroslav Soukup (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) came in ninth.
Sprint Women, Oslo (NOR):
1. Darya Domracheva
BLR 1 00.22.18,80
2. Tora Berger
NOR 0 00.22.29,50
3. Susan Dunklee
USA 0 00.22.51,80
4. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 0 00.22.52,80
5. Gabriela Soukalová
CZE 0 00.22.55,90
6. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 2 00.22.58,60
7. Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland
NOR 1 00.23.00,60
8. Andreja Mali
SLO 0 00.23.18,10
9. Fanny Horn
NOR 1 00.23.20,00
10. Laura Dahlmeier
GER 1 00.23.20,30
11. Franziska Preuß
GER 1 00.23.22,50
11. Rosanna Crawford
CAN 1 00.23.22,50
13. Magdalena Gwizdoń
POL 2 00.23.29,50
13. Anna-Karin Strömstedt
SWE 1 00.23.29,50
15. Mariya Panfilova
UKR 1 00.23.32,10
Sprint Men, Oslo (NOR):
1. Jakov Fak
SLO 1 00.26.05,90
2. Evgeniy Garanichev
RUS 0 00.26.19,80
3. Björn Ferry
SWE 0 00.26.20,20
4. Alexandr Loginov
RUS 0 00.26.23,20
5. Andrejs Rastorgujevs
LAT 1 00.26.31,40
6. Simon Eder
AUT 1 00.26.37,00
7. Lars Berger
NOR 2 00.26.40,30
7. Simon Desthieux
FRA 1 00.26.40,30
9. Jaroslav Soukup
CZE 1 00.26.41,20
10. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 2 00.26.44,50
11. Martin Fourcade
FRA 2 00.26.50,40
12. Ole Einar Bjørndalen
NOR 1 00.26.52,10
13. Quentin Fillon Maillet
FRA 0 00.26.53,70
14. Jean Guillaume Beatrix
FRA 1 00.26.57,60
15. Serhiy Semenov
UKR 1 00.26.58,50