Fall trashes Domracheva's podium hopes in Ostersund sprint

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Fall trashes Domracheva's podium hopes in Ostersund sprint

Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff missed once (0+1) and won the women's sprint at the Biathlon World Cup in Sweden's Ostersund.

Second place went to Czech Veronika Vítková (clean shooting), while third was Kaisa Mäkäräinen (1+1).

Belarusian Darya Domracheva started the race with confidence but fell during the second lap losing about 15 seconds.

Making 1 (0+1) inaccurate shot, the three-time Olympic champion showed the fifth result, losing 0.1 seconds to Italian Dorothea Wierer (0+0).

This one tenth of a second did not allow Domracheva to retain first place in the overall World Cup ranking.

Kaisa Mäkäräinen now tops the ranking, two points ahead of Darya.

Darya Domracheva said after the race that the track was not in the best conditions, which is why she fell.

Nadezhda Pisareva came in 20th thanks to perfect shooting. Anastasia Duborezova (1+2) was 54th, Anastasia Kalina (1+1) 70th.

Nadezhda Skardino, who lost much time in the first shooting range, missed three times (1+2) and came in 89th. Skardino is considered Belarus' best sniper.

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