The victory was won by Finnish biathlete Kaisa Makarainen, three seconds ahead of the Czech Gabriela Soukalova and given the fact that the representative Suomi escaped penalty. Third place today was taken by the Norwegian March Olsby losing Makarainen almost five seconds.

Latvian "shooting skier" Baiba Bendik made a clean one mistake and it showed in the end of the 37th result (distance graduated 79 participants), which allowed her to qualify for the pursuit race, which will be held tomorrow, March 19.

Despite today's defeat in Khanty-Mansiysk Gabriela Soukalova won the overall standings in the sprint at the end of the season and won the Small crystal globe. Bendik won in this category 38 total place.

Biathlon. World Cup-2016. 9-th stage. Khanty-Mansiysk (March 17). Women. Sprint. 7.5 km:

1. Makarainen Kaisa (Finland) — 20.42,3 (1 penalty).
2. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic) — the gap 3,1 (0).
3. March Olsby (Norway) 4,8 (0)...
37. Bendik Baiba (Latvia) 1.40,0 (2)...

The final classification of the Cup-2016 world sprint.

1. Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic) — 413.
2. Marie Dorin Habert (France) — 336.
3. Dorothea Virar (Italy) — 327...
38. Bendik Baiba (Latvia) — 70...