Biathlon men’s pursuit gold in Nove Mesto goes to Russia
It was Norwegian Tora Berger, who raised a jackpot in Czech Nove Mesto on Sunday. She left behind Helena Ekholm of Sweden and Marie Laure Brunet of France, with both skiers shooting flawlessly. Overall World Cup leader Magdalena Neuner of Germany made the rare mistake of shooting at the wrong target at the third shooting round and had to settle for eighth.Sunday turned successful for other Russian winter sports masters. The duo of Aleksey Petukhov and Nikolay Morilov beat Sweden's Calle Halfvarsson and Teodor Peterson in the men's cross-country team sprint. Italian duo David Hofer and Fulvio Scola finished third in the World Cup event in Milan.Meanwhile, Team Russia, World Cup leaders in bobsled quartets, led by veteran Aleksandr Zubkov, claimed gold in Germany’s Konigsee, finishing ahead of two home bobs.