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Biathlon: Brankovic Wins Slovenia's First Podium This Year

Pokljuka, 21 January - Slovenia's Tadeja Brankovic finished third at Sunday's women's 12.5 km mass start at the Biathlon World Cup meet at Pokljuka, which is the first podium result for the Slovenian biathlon team this year. Brankovic, who missed just two targets, placed after the surprising winner of today's event Oksana Hvostenko of Ukraine and Germany's Kati Wilhelm.

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Women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The winner of the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event, Oksana Khvostenko of Ukraine.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Podium winners of the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event: (left to right) Kati Wilhelm, Oksana Khvostenko and Tadeja Brankovic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Slovenia's Tadeja Brankovic, the 3rd placed at the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The winner of the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event, Oksana Khvostenko of Ukraine.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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The winner of the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event, Oksana Khvostenko of Ukraine.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Podium winners of the women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start event: (left to right) Kati Wilhelm, Oksana Khvostenko and Tadeja Brankovic.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Women's Biathlon World Cup 12.5 km mass start
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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