Biathlete Kuzmina Wins Pursuit Race in Oberhof

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Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina (photo by TASR)

Oberhof, January 6 (TASR) – Russian-born Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina triumphed in a ten-kilometre pursuit race of the 4th round of the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany on Saturday and strengthened her leading position in the World Cup preliminary ranking.

The two-times Slovak Olympic gold medalist clinched a comfortable win, leaving behind Italy’s Dorothea Wierer (by 1 minute and 4.4 seconds) and Ukraine’s Vita Semerenko (by 1 minute and 10.2 seconds).The two-times Slovak Olympic gold medalist clinched a comfortable win, leaving behind Italy’s Dorothea Wierer (by 1 minute and 4.4 seconds) and Ukraine’s Vita Semerenko (by 1 minute and 10.2 seconds).

This is already the fourth victory in the season for Kuzmina. “I’ve drawn a lesson from Le Grand Bornard, where I failed to maintain the first position and ended in the second place,” said Kuzmina following the race.