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Peiffer wins individual 20km Biathlon gold

Peiffer wins individual 20km Biathlon gold
By Sportsbeat

13/03/2019 at 20:17Updated 13/03/2019 at 20:41

Arnd Peiffer grabbed a gold for Germany at the Biathlon World Championships in Sweden as he prevailed in the men's 20km individual race in impressive style.

The Olympic champion produced a strong performance amid light snow in Ostersund, the first individual triumph for Germany in 20 years.

The 31-year-old took his 14th World Cup medal with a time of 52:42.4, more than a minute ahead of Bulgaria's Vladimir Iliev, who in turn pipped Norway's Tarjei Boe to the silver medal.

Video - Peiffer takes 20km Individual Gold ahead of surprise package Iliev


The last two individual races of the World Cup take place on Sunday, while the single-mixed relay celebrates its World Cup debut on Thursday.