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THE WINNER OF THE CRYSTAL GLOBE IN WOMEN MASS START WILL BE DEFINED TODAY

Today, on March 20 the last races of Biathlon World Cup Final will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk. After this, big biathlon will leave the capital of Ugra for some time. Women will compete in 12,5 km mass start with 4 shootings.

Top-30 athletes in accordance with the World Cup Total score and the result of previous sprint and pursuit races held in Khanty-Mansiysk will participate in the competition.  Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic will have bib #1. Yesterday, on March 19, she guaranteed herself a victory in World Cup total.  Besides, Gabriela is now a winner of Crystal globes in sprint and pursuit. And having 241 point in Mass start score she has very good chance to win one more small Crystal globe today.

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Just 5 point back Gabriela goes Marie Dorin-Habert of France. She will be wearing bib #2 today. French biathlete is the winner of Crystal Globe in mass start of the last season. Besides, she won in this discipline on World Championships in Holmenkollen.

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Bib #3 is worn by Laura Dahlmeier of Germany.  Having 228 points, the athlete also has very good chances to win Crystal globe in mass start today. Laura has also won mass start in Khanty-Mansiysk a year ago.

The fourth favorite of the race is Kaisa Makarainen of Finland. She will be wearing bib #4. In case of her victory she will get her third gold in Khanty-Mansiysk this year.

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The race starts at 2:20 p.m. (local time). Live broadcasting will be shown on “Ugra” and “Match-TV” channels.