Brilliant Boe regains world crown
Johannes Thingnes Boe regained the men's 10km sprint world title by shining in Sweden.
The PyeongChang 2018 gold medallist, who first became a sprint world champion in Finland in 2015, was forced to settle for second place in Austria in 2017 but there was no stopping the 25-year-old at the 2019 Biathlon World Championships in Oestersund on Saturday.
Despite incurring a standing penalty, Boe recorded a time of 24:37.6, with Russian Alexander Loginov 13.7 seconds back and France’s Quentin Fillon Maillet taking bronze.
Norway's Boe, who is nearly 300 points clear at the top of the men's overall World Cup standings, said: "[I'm] very happy. It has been four years since the last time I won the sprint in Kontiolahti.
"I was shaky in my body. I had some nerves. I decided to do things like in the other World Cups.
"I managed to do this and this is quite impressive."