Herrmann becomes biathlon pursuit world champion
Germany’s Denise Hermann was crowned 10km biathlon pursuit world champion for the first time in Oestersund.
The 30-year-old former cross country skier produced a near faultless shooting display to open up a lead on her rivals and claim the first major trophy of her career. Norway's Tiril Eckhoff came home 31.4 seconds later to take second and Germany's Laura Dahlmeier completed the podium while Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina, who was crowned world champion in the sprint, finished sixth.
"It was a little bit windy at the zeroing, so I hoped for good conditions and in the third shooting, I had a couple of mistakes, so it was lucky that I had a little gap."