Natalja Prikastschikowa had her most successful season in the winter of 1988/89. She won two titles and a total of three medals at the Biathlon World Championships in 1989 in Feistritz an der Drau . Together with Swetlana Dawydowa , Luisa Tscherepanowa and Jelena Golowina she was successful in the team competition. She won her only individual medal in the sprint as third behind Anne Elvebakk and Zwetana Krastewa . A day later she succeeded with the 3 × 7.5 km relay in the line-up of Prikastschikowa, Dawidowa, Golowina, the second title win. At the end of the season she only had to admit defeat to her teammate Jelena Golowina as second in the overall World Cup standings . Prikastschikowa won a World Cup race, was three times second and twice third. She received the highest Soviet sports award as Honored Master of Sports .