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World Championship. Women's pursuit. 10, 11, 12

Yekaterina Yurlova, Anna Bogaliy-Titovets and Olga Zaitseva ranked 10th, 11th and 12th respectively in women's Pursuit at the World Championships. Kais Maekaeraeinen from Finland became champion followed by the German Magdalena Neuner and the Swede Helena Ekholm.

Yekaterina Yurlova: The second race was a bit harder, because I expected a good result from myself, I wanted to be better than in Sprint. It's a big responsibility that we compete at home and the fans at the stadium all cheer us up. I did unforced mistakes at the prone shooting. I didn't make a proper correction at the first shooting and didn't get it back at the second one. I have already said that there's no sense of talking about what is in the past now, so we'll go on trying till the end.

Anna Bogaliy-Titovets: Yesterday's race wasn't a success, I could not accelerate for the final lap and had an important start gap today. It's difficult to make up with such a big gap in Pursuit, especially when the race is so dynamic. I controlled my shooting, but I seem to shoot in gusts of wind. Maybe I just didn't have luck in shooting too. But I'm very satisfied with my physical condition. Maybe I had to approach the final shooting thinking that I don't care, and they'd be no problems. On the course I asked Olga Zaitseva to let me pass ahead to score more points for Mass-Start. They'll now count the points and I hope I've got enough.

RBU Media Office