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Domracheva shines in Antholz mass start victory

Image: International Biathlon Union (IBU)

Darya Domracheva of Belarus staged another of her classic comebacks, cleaning the last standing stage to move from 10th position to first place, winning the snowy Antholz women’s mass start in 40:23.9. Her only penalty of the day came in the first prone stage when she fell to 19th position, then steadily moved up to finish 11.9 seconds ahead of second place Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia, with three penalties. Fast finishing Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland, with four penalties, finished third, 16.2 seconds back, reports.

Belarusian Iryna Kryuko finished 12th while Nadzeya Skardzina missed the race due to illness.