Johannes Thingnes Boe (NOR)
Johannes Thingnes Boe (NOR)
Ondrej Moravec (CZE)
Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN)
Tora Berger (NOR), Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN), Gabi Soukalova (CZE) (l-r)
Tora Berger (NOR)
Gabriela Soukalova (CZE)

BØ AND MÄKÄRÄINEN SUCCEED ALSO IN SECOND SPRINT RACE IN KONTIOLAHTI

15.03.2014
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Johannes Thingnes Bø (NOR, Fischer) secured victory also in second sprint race in biathlon World Cup in Kontiolahti (FIN). As well as the Norwegian Kaisa Mäkäräinen (FIN, Fischer skis and boots) was able to secure a double sprint win. Second went to Tora Berger (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) followed by Gabriela Soukalova (CZE, Fischer skis and boots).
Focus: World Champs 2015
After his first triumph on Thursday Johannes Thingnes Bø stated that the tracks in Kontiolahti suits him very well - he is focussing on the World Champs next winter. Today the Norwegian showed his strength again and won the second sprint as well with anew excellent shooting and good skiing performance. The Norwegian will start round about 20 seconds of all the others into tomorrow's pursuit. In that race there are good chances also for Ondrej Moravec (CZE, Fischer) to succeed who finished fourth today. Nathan Smith (CAN, Fischer skis and boots), Dmitry Malyshko (RUS, Fischer skis and boots) and Lars Helge Birkeland (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) came in eighth to tenth.

Kaisa Mäkäräinen thrills the audience
Kaisa Mäkäräinen is riding on the wave of success. The Finn thilled the audience again and can deservedly be celebrated in her place of residence Jönsuu tomorrow evening. "The audience gave me a lot of extra power. I like this tracks with the steep slopes. My waxing staff did a great job as well. I suffered with concentration problems in my prone shooting and missed a target but everything went well", the Finn smiled and succeeded six seconds ahead of clean shooting Tora Berger despite of the miss. Also the third-placed Gabriela Soukalova hit all targets and finished twelve seconds behind. But the Czech was very satisfied with her result after being sick last week and twelve days out of training. Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer) came in fourth. Andrea Henkel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Olga Vilukhina (RUS, Fischer) shot clean but they were too slow to reach more than spot nine and ten.
Sprint Men, Kontiolahti (FIN):
1. Johannes Thingnes Bø
NOR 0 00.24.03,50
2. Alexandr Loginov
RUS 0 00.24.22,00
3. Lowell Bailey
USA 0 00.24.22,90
4. Ondřej Moravec
CZE 0 00.24.23,20
5. Carl Johan Bergman
SWE 1 00.24.29,50
6. Emil Hegle Svendsen
NOR 1 00.24.34,70
7. Lukas Hofer
ITA 1 00.24.36,40
8. Nathan Smith
CAN 1 00.24.37,10
9. Dmitry Malyshko
RUS 1 00.24.40,80
10. Lars Helge Birkeland
NOR 0 00.24.43,30
11. Martin Fourcade
FRA 2 00.24.43,90
12. Klemen Bauer
SLO 1 00.24.47,70
13. Simon Eder
AUT 1 00.24.49,90
14. Dominik Windisch
ITA 1 00.24.50,60
15. Dominik Landertinger
AUT 1 00.24.54,80
Sprint Women, Kontiolahti (FIN):
1. Kaisa Mäkäräinen
FIN 1 00.20.53,60
2. Tora Berger
NOR 0 00.20.59,80
3. Gabriela Soukalová
CZE 0 00.21.06,50
4. Anastasiya Kuzmina
SVK 1 00.21.11,70
5. Selina Gasparin
SUI 1 00.21.20,60
6. Olga Zaitseva
RUS 1 00.21.22,00
7. Dorothea Wierer
ITA 1 00.21.27,60
8. Susan Dunklee
USA 1 00.21.29,30
9. Andrea Henkel
GER 0 00.21.31,00
10. Olga Vilukhina
RUS 0 00.21.33,00
11. Veronika Vítková
CZE 0 00.21.33,70
12. Tiril Eckhoff
NOR 2 00.21.35,40
13. Nadezhda Skardino
BLR 0 00.21.35,50
14. Teja Gregorin
SLO 0 00.21.36,90
15. Anaïs Bescond
FRA 0 00.21.44,20