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Darya Domracheva continued her dominance of the women's biathlon events in Sochi with her third gold medal of the Games in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start event.
Domracheva finished the race in a time of 35:25.6, as she got out to a quick start on the skis and missed just one shot on the shooting range.
With her win, Domracheva earned the fourth overall gold medal at the Games for Belarus, with Alla Tsuper in women's aerials the other first-place finisher for the Eastern European nation.
Domracheva also became the first athlete at the 2014 Winter Olympics to win three gold medals. Nine athletes have earned two golds so far.
Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic earned the silver medal in a time of 35:45.8 in a race where she chased Domracheva from the outset.
The race for third place was a fierce one, as Tiril Eckhoff of Norway beat out Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle by a single second.
The favorite heading into the event, Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia, missed a total of five shots and ended up in 27th place.
Gold: Darya Domracheva (Belarus): 35:25.6
Silver: Gabriela Soukalova (Czech Republic): 35:45.8
Bronze: Tiril Eckhoff (Norway): 35:52.9
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Tora Berger seems to be one of the gold-medal favorites no matter what the women's biathlon event at Sochi.
But in these Winter Games, Darya Domracheva of Belarus has emerged as a fierce Olympic rival with which Berger and the rest of the field must contend in the biathlon arena. In fact, after winning a pair of golds already in Sochi (first in the 10-kilometer pursuit and then in the 15-kilometer individual race), Domracheva already has sent a doubly strong message that a changing of the guard at the top of the women's biathlon pecking order is happening before our eyes.
Berger, the pre-race favorite in the 15k, missed three targets in her first two shootings to take herself out of medal contention altogether in that event. She took the silver medal behind Domracheva in the pursuit and obviously is determined to finish ahead of her this time.
Also expected to contend for places on the podium are Germany's Andrea Henkel, Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic, Switzerland's Selina Gasparin and Nadezhda Skardino of Belarus. Gasparin and Skardino took silver and bronze, respectively, in the earlier 15k won by Domracheva.
Gold: Tora Berger, Norway
Silver: Darya Domracheva, Belarus
Bronze: Andrea Henkel, Germany