The Olympic champion in the sprint (7.5 km) became the favourite of the competition, the German biathlete Laura dahlmeier. The result of 21 minutes, 6.2 seconds. The champion made mistakes on the course.
In the second place Norwegian Marte Olsby, who allowed 1 miss and has lagged behind the winner at 24.2 seconds.
The bronze medal was won by the Czech Veronika Vitkova (1 miss, the lag 25.8 C).
The legendary Belarusian Darya Domracheva finished ninth (2 penalties, gap 46.2 C).