Biathlon - Back-to-back wins for Neuner

Magdalena Neuner mastered the deep snow to take the women’s 12.5km mass start in a time of 40.02.2 at the World Cup meeting in Oberhof, Germany.

Biathlon - Back-to-back wins for Neuner

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Neuner massstart Oberhof 2012

Despite picking up three penalties, Neuner showed the greater strength in the final kilometre to power past Norway’s Tora Berger, who picked up two penalties, and a tiring Andrea Henkel, who had led most of the way with a solitary penalty but couldn’t hold on.

And with 28,000 German fans in attendance, Neuner was delighted to make it back-to-back victories after another victory 24 hours earlier.

She said: “It was a great race and a lot of fun here since it is my last time here. I am in very good shape and I had very good skis, so I am very happy with my race.”

“The penalties did not faze me I was always close to the lead and felt all day like I had enough power to handle Tora and Andrea. I was very relaxed all day.”

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