Earlier today, the ladies had completed their sprint, in which the perfect shooting Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold was narrowly beaten by Dorothea Wierer (ITA) and finished with 5.9 seconds behind the Italian in second place. Despite a shooting error, Svetlana Mironova celebrated her first podium finish of her life, having steadily improved in skiing in recent years, losing only 17 seconds to the fastest Justine Braisaz (FRA, Fischer ***). Paulina Fialkova (SVK, Fischer ***) surprised herself and everyone else with an excellent fourth place, which brought tears to her eyes at the award ceremony. The Slovak had crashed in Östersund nine days ago and had injured her knee. When MRI examinations revealed the injury as a meniscal defect, she tentatively decided against surgery and said she wanted to continue racing unless the pain was too severe. Hanna Öberg (SWE, Fischer ***) took fifth place ahead of Lucie Charvatova (CZE, Fischer **). Tiril Eckhoff (NOR, Fischer ***) finished eighth ahead of Valj Semerenko (UKR, Fischer ***).
=> Sprint Hochfilzen (AUT)
* = Fischer skis
** = Fischer skis and bindings
*** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots