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19 Mar, 2009 17:57

Zaitseva grabs gold in biathlon sprint

Zaitseva grabs gold in biathlon sprint

With the winter season drawing to an end, Russian biathlete Olga Zaitseva continues to impress.

The recently-crowned world champion has won gold in the women's sprint in the penultimate World Cup leg of the year.

Perfect at both shooting ranges, Zaitseva beat World Cup standings leader Jelena Jonsson of Sweden.

After a somewhat slow start to the season, Zaitseva has been growing in strength and is now Team Russia's undisputed leader.

Meanwhile, Russia's best man Maksim Chudov could only manage fourth in the men's event.