Domracheva Wins Final Pursuit Competition of Season

Darya Domracheva won the final Pursuit competition of the season, padding her lead in the Total Score cup over Kaisa Makarainen.

Domracheva was on the verge of a momentus blunder in the second shooting stage when she set up to shoot standing before realizing her mistake just before firing. She corrected her position and despite incurring her only penalty, was able to retake the lead in the next shooting as Makarainen had two penalties to slip back into fourth.

Laura Dahlmeier and Franziska Preuss finished second and third, respectively, both shooting 20/20.

By finishing 4th, Makarainen secured the Pursuit globe over Domracheva by a single point. However, Domracheva now has a 32 point lead in the Total Score standings. Barring a complete disaster in tomorrow’s Mass Start, Domracheva will capture the first large crystal globe of her career.

Rosanna Crawford was the top North American with a 13th place finish, missing only one shot to move up from bib 28. Susan Dunklee was 23rd and Hannah Dreissigacker was 38th.

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