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Kuzmina continues winning series with sprint success

Kuzmina continues winning series with sprint success
Kuzmina continues winning series with sprint success

Anastasiya Kuzmina picked up her first biathlon sprint triumph because of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with all World Cup success in Annecy-Le Grand.

The Slovakian — a dual Olympic champion from the 7.5km sprint – had been without success in almost any area since March 2014 before her weekend 10km pursuit triumph in Hochfilzen.

However, she backed that up in style with a 7.5km sprint victory on the French slopes, crossing the line at a time of 20:59.60 – without the penalties picked up across the way.

It established a comfortable win for Kuzmina as Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier secured the silver medal 33.9 minutes back, with Ukraine’s Vita Semerenko carrying bronze, an additional 7.5s supporting.

None of the top four athletes picked up shooting penalties, together with fifth-place Denise Herrmann, of Germany, picking up one from standing.

After three events, Kuzmina shirts the World Cup sprint standings on 140 points, together with Herrmann moment on 113 and Semerenko two things farther behind.