The women’s 12.5km biathlon took place today in the standing category. Oleksandra Kononova of Ukraine won the gold medal with a time of 40:30.60, Alena Kaufman of Russia won silver with a time of 40:32.7 and Natalia Bratiuk won bronze with a time of 41:00.9.
Momoko Dekijima of Japan took the lead in the first lap, successfully shooting all five targets, giving her an advantage of 3 minutes. Both Oleksandra Kononova of Ukraine and Alena Kaufman of Russia were close behind the athlete. It was in the final lap that Dekijima slowed down allowing Kononova and Kaufman to overtake.