Austrian biathlete Lisa Teresa Hauser won the gold medal in the general start race at the World Championships in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
She covered the distance of 12.5 km in 36 minutes 5.7 seconds, avoiding misses at four firing lines.
The winner of the silver was the Norwegian athlete Ingrid Tandrevold (+21.7 seconds and one miss), the bronze went to her compatriot Tiril Eckhoff (+23.0; 3).
Among Russian biathletes, Svetlana Mironova showed the best result, finishing 19th. She was 2 minutes 21.8 seconds behind the winner and made six penalties.
On the eve, Russian biathletes took third place in the men’s relay race, winning the first medal at the ongoing World Cup. They were 50.9 seconds behind the winning Norwegian team (1 hour 12 minutes 27.4 seconds) with five penalties. The second place went to Swedish athletes.
Moreover, on the same day, the Russian biathletes repeated the worst result in the relay races at the world championship, taking only 11th place.
The championship will end today with the men’s mass start. The Norwegian national team is leading in the medal standings (6 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze medals). It is followed by the French team (2-2-2), the third place is taken by the Swedes (1-3-2).