Franziska Preuss

Germany

  • 11.03.1994
  • Germany
  • 171 cm

Nordic

Anastasiya Kuzmina wins sprint race and small crystal globe

With her third sprint victory this winter, Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) once again secured the small crystal globe for the sprint World Cup. Franziska Preuß (GER) finished second in Oslo (NOR) ahead of Paulina Fialkova (SVK, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).

Anastasiya Kuzmina was in skiing again (almost) in her own world. In the first lap and also after her penalty in prone, she each closed the gap to the 30 seconds earlier started Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and was after a faultless standing stage no longer to beat. "It was a great race. It's a great athmopsphere here, I love the Holmenkollen very much, the track and the Holmenkollen itself. I've been bothering with my cold for two weeks, but I feel a lot better and I'm back and I can enjoy the last days of my World Cup career. It's better to stop when you're at the top. I have my kids, I've done a lot of good races and achieved a lot of successes and sometimes it's time to call it a career." Franziska Preuss was completely surprised about her second place with perfect shooting: "I only shot standing the last few days because I have problems with my elbow, after I was clumsy in Östersund and fell down the stairs. So I was surprised, that I'm shooting so well. This was only the second sprint of my life, in which I hit all the targets." With Paulina Fialkova, after a small lack of form in recent weeks, a second Slovak made it onto the podium. Celia Aymonier (FRA, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) narrowly missed the podium in fourth. Denise Herrmann (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) was the best athlete with two penalties in fifth place and also 1.1 seconds faster than Kuzmina. Tiril Eckhoff (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) took seventh place. Emma Lunder (CAN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished ninth ahead of Elisabeth Högberg (SWE, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).

=> Sprint Oslo (NOR)