|Ukraine's Valja Semerenko won her first individual World Championship title, claiming the women's 12.5K mass start with clean shooting in 34:32.9. The Silver medal went to Germany's Franziska Preuss, with one penalty. Karin Oberhofer of Italy won the Bronze medal, the first individual medal of her career, with two penalties, 12.6 seconds back.
Yellow Bib Darya Domracheva of Belarus finished fourth, with two penalties, 14.7 seconds back while Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic finished fifth,, with one penalty, 26.2 seconds back. Germany's Franziska Hildebrand finished sixth, with clean shooting, 31.7 seconds back.
Spectacular conditions with no wind and lots of sun as the 30 women started the women's mass start.|