Virolaynen leads full-Russian podium

04.03.2017

Russian biathletes continued their dominance also in women’s sprint. Daria Virolaynen missed only one shot and took the victory 18,6 seconds ahead of Ekaterina Shumilova. Victoria Slivko finished third.

”I was worried a little bit after 5 penalties in individual, but managed to shoot good and glad about this win”, she said in an interview for IBU.

For Finland, Erika Jänkä took the best finish with 34th place. A total of four Finns advanced to pursuit, as Sanna Markkanen, Laura Toivanen and Venla Lehtonen were in top 60.

Results: http://ibu.blob.core.windows.net/docs/1617/BT/SIBU/CP07/SWSP/BT_C73B_1.0.pdf

Photo: Niko Jouhkimainen

Videointerviews in Finnish:
Jänkä: https://www.facebook.com/kontiolahtibiathlonevents/videos/574229812776581/
Markkanen: https://www.facebook.com/kontiolahtibiathlonevents/videos/574230149443214/
Toivanen: https://www.facebook.com/kontiolahtibiathlonevents/videos/574231336109762/
Minkkinen: https://www.facebook.com/kontiolahtibiathlonevents/videos/574234249442804/

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