Oslo, Quebec - Gabriela Koukalova (CZE) has done today a good job at the pursuit race in Holmenkollen. She ended in 2nd place without any mistake in shooting. She commented she focused only on shooting and skiing and not to thinking about the result. Teja Gregorin (SLO) who started the pursuit from 8th position, crossed the finish line at great 4th place despite one mistake on shooting.
Crosscountry skiers were continuing the world cup races with mass start in classic technique. Niklas Dyrhaug (NOR) who ended 15km long competition at 2nd place, commented after the race: "I wanted to go for a long sprint to see if I can go for victory. It was not enough". Alexander Bessmertnykh (RUS) ended the finish sprint with Dyrhaug at 3rd place, and said: "It was a fun race. There was a lot of things happening all the time. I followed Niklas and Johannes on the last climb. We gained a small gap. I managed to ski well the last curve before the homestretch and carried in good speed".
Tomorrow is the last day of world cup competitions for both, biathletes and crosscountry skiers. Biathletes will finish the season with the mass start, cross-country skiers with pursuit race in free technique.
Results - Ladies Pursuit B
Results - Men Mass start CC
Foto - Nordic Focus