Darya Domracheva has earned back-to-back gold medals with her victory in the Women’s Individual today. Domracheva was the fastest skier on the course and missed only one shot to cruise to a margin of victory of over a minute. With Domracheva’s skiing in top form, her rivals can only hope to shoot better than her to have a chance in the Mass Start.
Selina Gasparin (+1:15.7) and Nadezhda Skardino (+1:38.2) came the closest to Domracheva, both shooting clean to round out the podium. Gasparin’s silver and Skardino’s bronze were their first ever Olympic medals.
Hannah Dreissigacker led the North Americans with a career-best 23rd, shooting 18/20. Megan Imrie was the top Canadian in 30th. Other North American finishers were Susan Dunklee in 34th, Megan Heinicke 51st, Sara Studebaker 55th, Zina Kocher 63rd, Lanny Barnes 64th and Rosanna Crawford 67th.
Here are the complete results for the competition.
Susan Dunklee is the lone North American woman to qualify for the Mass Start, in bib 26.
The biathlon event now takes a break for a day, and returns with the Men’s Mass Start on Saturday morning at 10:00 Eastern, 7:00 Pacific. The Women’s Mass Start is on Sunday and has the same start time.