Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland was the winner in today’s 7.5km Sprint competition in Ostersund. Flatland shot clean and laid down a blistering final lap to win by a 15.9 second margin over Olga Zaitseva, who also shot clean. Third place went to Tora Berger, 22 seconds back with one penalty.
Susan Dunklee was the top North American finisher in 16th place (+1:00.4, one penalty). Other North Americans qualifying for Sunday’s Pursuit competition were Megan Imrie (22nd, +1:27.2, one penalty), Rosanna Crawford (51st, 2:23.6, three penalties), Annalies Cook (55th, +2:28.0, two penalties) and Megan Heinicke (56th, +2:28.4, three penalties). Zina Kocher was 64th, Sara Studebaker was 71st and Hannah Dreissigacker was 93rd.
The next competition at IBU World Cup is the Men’s Sprint (start list), which starts tomorrow at 6:15 Pacific, 9:15 Eastern.