At the 7.5 km biathlon world cup women's sprint in Nove Mesto Veronika Vitkova was ranked third behind the two German Laura Dahlmeier and Franziska Hildebrand. The atmosphere was great with good weather, 35.000 spectators and a sold-out stadium. With this podium the young Czech is placed fourth in the overall ranking. "Veronika Vitkova said about her third place: "To get on the podium here in front of my home audience and 35.000 spectators is indescribable." She ascribes the success to the new coach, but also to her team colleagues: "He came up with new ideas, but we have also a good atmosphere in the team, everyone supports everyone."