Neuner pips Makarainen for gold

Sat, 05 Mar 14:57:00 2011

Double Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner proved her class as she took gold in 20:31.2 minutes in the women’s 7.5km sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk.

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The German was pushed all the way by Kaisa Makarainen, with the pair demonstrating perfect shooting, but eventually won it with the Finn 12.2 seconds behind.

Bronze was won by Slovakia’s Anastasiya Kuzmina, a further 40 seconds behind Neuner, while home favourite Olga Zaitseva finished just off the podium in fourth.

Amanda Lightfoot was the highest finishing female Brit in 54th with a time of 24:16.8 minutes, with Nerys Jones in 84th, Fay Potton in 89th and Adele Walker 91st.

Neuner pips Makarainen

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