|Ekaterina Yurlova of Russia stunned the big stars of biathlon by starting near the end of the competition, shooting clean and winning Gold in the women's 15K individual in 41:33.2. It was her first podium and first victory in the 30-year-old's career. Her previous best was a fifth place in the Pokljuka mass start in the 2012-13 season. The Silver medal went to Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic, with one penalty, 23.2 seconds back. Local hero Kaisa Mäkäräinen claimed Bronze, with two penalties, 24.4 seconds back.
Dorothea Wierer of Italy finished fourth, with one penalty, 24.8seconds back, while Daria Virolaynen of Russia finished fifth, with one penalty, 37.9 seconds back. Laura Dahlmeier of Germany finished sixth, with two penalties, 40.5 seconds back.|