Germany's Herrmann won the women’s 10km pursuit in Ostersund, Sweden, to follow up her triumph in the 7.5km sprint on Friday, the 28-year-old racking up an overall time of 30:02.7.

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Braisaz was second in 30:28.5 but the 21-year-old, who also finished behind Herrmann in the sprint, is the inaugural incumbent of this season's yellow bib, currently four points to the good on 142 owing to her superior finish in last Wednesday's 15km individual race.
In Sunday's pursuit, Norway's Marte Olsbu (30:50.7) was third, with Italy’s Lisa Vittozzi (31:11.8), Germany's Maren Hammerschmidt (31:19.5) and Belarus' Nadezhda Skardino (31:22.3) making up the rest of the top six.

Denise Herrmann of Germany celebrates after winning the women's 10 km pursuit event at the IBU World Cup Biathlon on December 3, 2017 in Ostersund, Sweden.

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While she may not be top of the early-season overall standings, Herrmann was nonetheless delighted to top the podium earlier this afternoon.
"It's unbelievable that I made it to the finish line first. I have never had such a feeling - that's wonderful," she said.
The World Cup circuit moves on to Hochfilzen, Austria, on December 8-9.

Denise Herrmann of Germany competes in the women's 10 km pursuit event at the IBU World Cup Biathlon on December 3, 2017 in Ostersund, Sweden.

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