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Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Women's pursuit

The women's 10 km pursuit biathlon competition of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics was held on 12 February 2018 at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[1][2] The field consisted of the top 60 finishers in the sprint event, held two days earlier, with competitors' starting times dependent on their final time in the sprint event. Laura Dahlmeier, who was the champion in the sprint, won a second title, becoming the first female biathlete to win an Olympic sprint-pursuit double. Anastasiya Kuzmina finished second, and Anaïs Bescond was third.[3] This was Bescond's first Olympic medal.

Women's pursuit
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Biathlon pictogram.svg
VenueAlpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Date12 February
Competitors58 from 24 nations
Winning time30:35.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Laura Dahlmeier  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Anastasiya Kuzmina  Slovakia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anaïs Bescond  France
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SummaryEdit

Dahlmeier started first, and hit all targets at her first prone shoots. The sprint silver medallist Marte Olsbu missed a target, and between the prone shoots Dalmeier was followed by Veronika Vítková and Anastasiya Kuzmina, who overtook Vítková, and by the second prone shoot closed the gap to Dahlmeyer by 10 seconds. Dahlmeier, Kuzmina, and Vítková all missed a target at the second prone shoot, and Anaïs Bescond and Irene Cadurisch, who did not miss, came into contention. By 5 km, Kuzmina was leading, with Dahlmeier 0.7 seconds behind her, followed by Bescond and Cadurisch half a minute behind. In the first standing shoot, Kuzmina missed two targets, Bescond missed one, and Cadurisch missed three and dropped out of medal contention. Dahlmeier did not miss, the only one of the leading group who shot clear, and took a 40 second lead over Kuzmina. Vítková was third, followed by Bescond: all other competitors were more than a minute behind. In the second standing shoot, Dahlmeier and Bescond shot clear, whereas Kuzmina missed once, dropping almost a minute behind Dahlmeier and a second ahead of Bescond. Vítková missed two targets and dropped out of medal contention. Other competitors trailed Kuzmina and Bescond by at least 30 seconds. The only question left at this point was who would win the silver medal. Kuzmina and Bescond ran together until the finish, where Kuzmina won the silver, leaving Bescond with bronze.

In the victory ceremony, the medals were presented by Danka Barteková, member of the International Olympic Committee, accompanied by Olle Dahlin, IBU Vice President of Development.

QualificationEdit

ScheduleEdit

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Round
12 February 19:10 Final

ResultsEdit

The race started at 19:10.[4]

Rank Bib Name Country Start Time Penalties (P+P+S+S) Deficit
  1 Laura Dahlmeier   Germany 0:00 30:35.3 1 (0+1+0+0)
  13 Anastasiya Kuzmina   Slovakia 0:54 31:04.7 4 (0+1+2+1) +29.4
  19 Anaïs Bescond   France 1:15 31:04.9 1 (0+0+1+0) +29.6
4 2 Marte Olsbu   Norway 0:24 31:42.6 4 (1+2+0+1) +1:07.3
5 7 Hanna Öberg   Sweden 0:41 31:44.2 3 (1+2+0+0) +1:08.9
6 21 Denise Herrmann   Germany 1:20 31:54.7 2 (1+0+0+1) +1:19.4
7 3 Veronika Vítková   Czech Republic 0:26 32:12.6 3 (0+1+0+2) +1:37.3
8 26 Lena Häcki   Switzerland 1:34 32:16.8 3 (1+1+1+0) +1:41.5
9 24 Tiril Eckhoff   Norway 1:26 32:23.1 5 (0+2+3+0) +1:47.8
10 27 Mona Brorsson   Sweden 1:36 32:29.8 1 (0+0+1+0) +1:54.5
11 6 Lisa Vittozzi   Italy 0:41 32:34.6 4 (1+2+0+1) +1:59.3
12 12 Franziska Hildebrand   Germany 0:54 32:36.5 3 (2+1+0+0) +2:01.2
13 5 Vanessa Hinz   Germany 0:40 32:41.4 4 (1+1+2+0) +2:06.1
14 36 Nadezhda Skardino   Belarus 2:02 32:42.7 1 (0+0+1+0) +2:07.4
15 18 Dorothea Wierer   Italy 1:14 32:48.4 5 (2+2+1+0) +2:13.1
16 8 Irene Cadurisch   Switzerland 0:46 32:52.8 4 (0+0+3+1) +2:17.5
17 17 Iryna Kryuko   Belarus 1:11 32:54.0 2 (1+0+0+1) +2:18.7
18 14 Vita Semerenko   Ukraine 0:55 32:54.4 4 (2+1+1+0) +2:19.1
19 53 Rosanna Crawford   Canada 2:23 33:03.0 2 (0+0+1+1) +2:27.7
20 30 Galina Vishnevskaya   Kazakhstan 1:46 33:05.9 1 (0+0+1+0) +2:30.6
21 37 Linn Persson   Sweden 2:05 33:21.7 3 (1+0+1+1) +2:46.4
22 25 Kaisa Mäkäräinen   Finland 1:30 33:22.2 6 (0+3+3+0) +2:46.9
23 23 Jessica Jislová   Czech Republic 1:23 33:24.3 3 (0+1+1+1) +2:49.0
24 16 Anaïs Chevalier   France 1:09 33:28.0 5 (3+0+0+2) +2:52.7
25 15 Markéta Davidová   Czech Republic 0:57 33:29.8 6 (1+2+1+2) +2:54.5
26 22 Johanna Talihärm   Estonia 1:21 33:34.7 4 (0+1+2+1) +2:59.4
27 4 Marie Dorin Habert   France 0:33 33:37.8 7 (2+0+2+3) +3:02.5
28 40 Julia Ransom   Canada 2:08 33:38.3 1 (0+0+0+1) +3:03.0
29 35 Elisabeth Högberg   Sweden 2:00 33:45.1 2 (1+0+1+0) +3:09.8
30 34 Weronika Nowakowska   Poland 1:57 33:46.2 2 (0+1+1+0) +3:10.9
31 20 Tatiana Akimova   Olympic Athletes from Russia 1:18 33:50.8 4 (1+1+0+2) +3:15.5
32 43 Eva Puskarčíková   Czech Republic 2:14 33:53.8 3 (2+1+0+0) +3:18.5
33 39 Baiba Bendika   Latvia 2:08 33:59.4 3 (1+0+2+0) +3:24.1
34 10 Justine Braisaz   France 0:48 34:08.0 7 (0+2+1+4) +3:32.7
35 31 Elisa Gasparin   Switzerland 1:46 34:11.2 5 (2+2+1+0) +3:35.9
36 28 Krystyna Guzik   Poland 1:37 34:24.3 4 (1+1+1+1) +3:49.0
37 9 Darya Domracheva   Belarus 0:46 34:26.8 6 (0+1+1+4) +3:51.5
38 11 Paulína Fialková   Slovakia 0:51 34:33.6 8 (2+2+2+2) +3:58.3
39 41 Selina Gasparin   Switzerland 2:12 34:40.2 5 (2+2+1+0) +4:04.9
40 29 Katharina Innerhofer   Austria 1:45 34:41.2 5 (1+2+0+2) +4:05.9
41 50 Synnøve Solemdal   Norway 2:18 34:45.5 4 (1+0+2+1) +4:10.2
42 59 Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold   Norway 2:43 34:56.8 4 (0+3+1+0) +4:21.5
43 45 Monika Hojnisz   Poland 2:14 35:05.6 4 (1+1+2+0) +4:30.3
44 52 Nadzeya Pisarava   Belarus 2:23 35:10.3 3 (2+0+0+1) +4:35.0
45 38 Zhang Yan   China 2:08 35:16.7 3 (3+0+0+0) +4:41.4
46 55 Anastasiya Merkushyna   Ukraine 2:26 35:30.4 5 (0+2+2+1) +4:55.1
47 51 Emily Dreissigacker   United States 2:21 35:36.7 4 (0+1+1+2) +5:01.4
48 44 Nicole Gontier   Italy 2:14 35:37.6 7 (3+1+1+2) +5:02.3
49 56 Magdalena Gwizdoń   Poland 2:30 36:07.0 5 (1+2+2+0) +5:31.7
50 32 Anna Frolina   South Korea 1:51 36:14.2 8 (1+2+2+3) +5:38.9
51 47 Anja Eržen   Slovenia 2:15 36:22.6 7 (0+2+2+3) +5:47.3
52 33 Uliana Kaisheva   Olympic Athletes from Russia 1:52 36:33.6 5 (0+2+2+1) +5:58.3
53 54 Emma Lunder   Canada 2:24 36:52.1 4 (0+1+1+2) +6:16.8
54 49 Sari Furuya   Japan 2:15 37:02.1 5 (2+1+1+1) +6:26.8
55 60 Emilia Yordanova   Bulgaria 2:44 37:04.3 6 (2+1+3+0) +6:29.0
56 42 Fuyuko Tachizaki   Japan 2:14 37:07.9 7 (2+0+2+3) +6:32.6
57 58 Darya Klimina   Kazakhstan 2:42 38:00.0 8 (1+1+3+3) +7:24.7
58 48 Dunja Zdouc   Austria 2:15 38:39.1 8 (1+3+1+3) +8:03.8
46 Valentyna Semerenko   Ukraine 2:15 DNS
57 Megan Tandy   Canada 2:37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "Results - Women's 10 km pursuit". 2018 Winter Olympics official site. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. ^ Final results