In front of the home crowd in Östersund, the first World Cup victory in the women's 7.5 km sprint race went to 26-year-old local hero Hanna Öberg. The young Swede won without any mistakes in front of her competitors and relegated Anias Chevalier-Bouchet (FRA) and Marte Olsbu Røiseland (NOR) to the medal places. Hanna Öberg not only impressed at the shooting range, but also improved her running performance, which ultimately led to her 6th World Cup victory. Once again Justine Braisaz-Bouchet delivered a strong run performance and finished in an excellent sixth place with one penalty loop. Young Ida Lien from Norway was also convincing and finished 10th without any mistakes. Unfortunately, the performance of the favorites was disappointing once again. Dorothea Wierer (ITA) finished 23rd and Denise Hermann (DE) 25th. Tiril Eckhoff did not get into the groove in the second race of this winter and finished 28th with three penalties. Best athlete of DSV was once again Franziska Preuss with a good seventh place.
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Picture: K. Voigt Fotografie