Slovakia’s Anastasiya Kuzmina takes home the gold medal in the women’s 12.5 km Mass Start in the biathlon. Here are the results from the race on Saturday.
The final women’s individual biathlon event is in the books at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Winning the women’s 12.5km mass start was Slovakia’s Anastasiya Kuzmina. She took home gold with a time of 35 minutes and 23 seconds with just one penalty.
This was her third medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics and her first gold of this Olympiad. Kuzmina had previously taken home silver medals in 10km pursuit and the 15km individual. She now has six career Winter Olympic medals in the biathlon with one in Sochi and two from Vancouver.
Earning the silver medal was Darya Domracheva of Belarus with a time of 35 minutes and 41.8 seconds with one penalty. This was Domracheva’s first medal in Pyeongchang, but her fifth in her Olympic career. She earned three golds in Sochi and a bronze in Vancouver.
Taking home the bronze medal in the 12.5 km mass start was Tiril Eckhoff of Norway. She did so with a time of 35 minutes and 50.7 seconds with just two penalties. This is Eckhoff’s first medal in Pyeongchang and the fourth of her Olympic career. She took home the bronze in the mass start in Sochi, as well as being part of two top-three relay teams in 2014.
Here are the results of the women’s 12.5km mass start at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
MEDAL RESULT | Women's Biathlon - 12.5 km Mass Start
Top 10 Finishers
- Anastasiya Kuzmina, Slovakia (35:23.0, 1 penalty)
- Darya Domracheva, Belarus (35:41.8, 1 penalty)
- Tiril Eckhoff, Norway (35:50.7, 2 penalties)
- Lisa Vittozzi, Italy (36:08.6, 2 penalties)
- Hanna Oeberg, Sweden (36:09.5, 1 penalty)
- Dorothea Wierer, Italy (36:10.3, 1 penalty)
- Nadezhda Skardino, Belarus (36:10.9, 0 penalties)
- Marte Olsbu, Norway (36:14.6, 1 penalty)
- Marie Dorin Habert, France (36:20.9, 2 penalties)
- Kaisa Makarainen, Finland (36:23.9, 2 penalties)
Sadly, none of the American women competing in the biathlon qualified for the 30 slots available in the mass start. So far the United States has failed to medal in the first seven biathlon events. The men will do the 15 km mass start tomorrow, but it isn’t looking promising. After that, then we just have the three relay events to look forward to. This may not be the United States’ year to finally medal in the biathlon.