In the women's pursuit, Denise Herrmann (GER, Fischer ***) and Franziska Preuß (GER, Fischer ***) first continued to ski ahead, but in the second prone stage, the leaders had to shoot at strong gusts of wind that they received many penalties, while half a minute later many athletes shot clean. But Tiril Eckhoff (NOR, Fischer ***), who was in the lead and on her way to win the overall World Cup after the third shooting despite a total of three penalty loops so far, was not spared from this and had to ski three more loops after the last shooting. That threw her back just behind Doro Wierer (ITA), who ended up defending the large crystal globe in eleventh place behind the Norwegian. Kaisa Mäkäräinen had taken full risk on the track from the start and set the best times on every lap. However, in the first three shootings, she also had to accept four penalties, which threw her back to 17th place. With a perfect final shooting at the end of her career, she made it into the chasing group of the maiden winner Julia Simon (FRA) and fought for the podium. In the end she finished fourth, but was especially happy about the last shooting: "I shot clean in the last shooting!", beamed the 37-year-old. "I did not expect to finish like this here in Kontiolahti. But I am happy that it ends here. My friends, all the girls with whom I have competed here, my biathlon family, I will miss most!" Monika Hojnisz-Starega (POL, Fischer **) finished fifth. Ninth place went to Franziska Preuss ahead of Tiril Eckhoff, who narrowly missed winning the overall World Cup despite a good starting position.
=> Pursuit Kontiolahti (FIN)
* = Fischer skis
** = Fischer skis and bindings
*** = Fischer skis, bindings and boots