After the rest day on Monday it was back to the action today in Pokljuka with the women’s individual. It was the final individual race of the season so the battle was on not only for medals but also the first crystal globe of the season.
It seems fitting that the winner of this race should be someone who hits all 20 targets as this is really the shooters race. That’s what happened today and it was Marketa Davidova who did it! It’s only her second ever win at this level and this one made her the World Champion.
She was one of only two women to hit all the targets today the other being Galina Vishnevskaya who was 25th.
The silver medal went to Hanna Oberg with 19/20. It looked at one point like she would take the title again until Davidova hit her final five standing targets. The bronze medal went to Norway and Ingrid Tandrevold who also hit 19/20.
Lisa Hauser was 4th, Svetlana Mironova 5th and Selina Gasparin 6th. All three shot 18/20. Defending champion Dorothea Wierer was 9th and this meant she would share the individual title with Lisa Hauser as they both finished on equal points. It’s the first crystal globe for Hauser.
Ida Lien got her personal best in 11th, Lotte Lie got her PB in 36th as did Ziva Klemencic in 55th and Ukaleq Slettemark in 65th. There was a debut at this level for Chloe Levins who finished 73rd. Getting their best results so far were also Rieke De Maeyer in 80th and Anika Kozica in 87th.
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