On Thursday Galina Kukleva and Albina Akhatova of Russia have won top prizes in the 7.5-kilometer sprint of the World Cup biathlon third stage held in Slovakia.
On one of the firing ranges, Galina Kukleva made a miss but still got ahead of Akhatova by 15 seconds and finished the first. Akhatova, who did not make one miss, was the second. One second behind her was Uschi Disl, who took the third place.
Another four Russian sportswomen emerged among the best 20 in the race.
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