Norwegian biathlete Tiril Eckhoff won the last race in 2019. In the third stage of the world Cup in Annecy Tiril won the mass start.
The course of the struggle
After two shootings in the leadership race suddenly seized Kaisa Makarainen, who shot clean. On the heels of the Finca advancing Norway’s Tiril Eckhoff, who in Annecy before the mass start won two races. Both scandinavi increased their lead before the opponents to 43 seconds.
After the first stand Eckhoff come away from Makarainen, which went to two penalties. After the third shooting Kajsa came second, but the gap between Eckhoff was already more than a minute.
At the last shooting Tiril earned a penalty, but no one was able to catch the Norwegian. In Annecy Tiril won all three races.
The fight for second place were Italy’s Dorothea Wierer and the Swede Linn Persson. Both purely worked on the last shooting and took advantage of the mistakes Makarainen and Denise Herrmann.
Second place was snatched more experienced Wearer. Persson finished third for the first time on the podium. The fourth was Makarainen.
How did Ukrainka?
Olena Pidhrushna successfully overcame the first shooting, but made one mistake in the second prone. It threw Helen in nineteenth place behind Eckhoff after the second maturation was more than a minute.
In the following two shooting Behind is not closed on one target and lost the chance to compete for the top spots. The leader of the Ukrainian team finished 19th.
In the mass start Ukraine was also presented by Daria Blashko. Four shooting Blaschke has not closed only one target and finished 29th.