On Thursday, men competed in their first Pokljuka race this year, and today at 14:15 the first race awaits women. Biathletes will compete at their longest course 15 kilometres. Athletes will ski the three-kilometre circuit five times and visit a shooting range four times, twice prone, twice standing. For each missed shot, an extra minute is added to the contestant’s time.
Last season in the Pokljuka, Ukrainian Yuliia Dzhima won at this distance. Second was Polish Monika Hojnisz, and third Czech Markéta Davidová. French Justine Braisaz won this year’s opening race at 15 kilometres in Sweden. Ukrainian Dzhima and another Frenchwoman Julia Simon were also at the podium.
In the overall World Cup standings, Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff is in the lead. She won six of the last eight races.