The 22-year-old romped to victory by 18.2 seconds ahead of nearest rival Yevgeny Garanischev of Russia with overall World Cup leader Martin Fourcade of France a further 0.9 seconds off the pace.
But Lindstrom looked destined to settle for silver until Germany’s Andreas Birnbacher, when within touching distance of victory, incurred a penalty lap for missing a shot and ended in fourth place.
As a result, Lindstrom celebrated his maiden win and moved into 13th in the overall standings while Fourcade’s bronze, his sixth top-three finish of the season, moved to the top of the leaderboard on 498 points ahead Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway who is just six points behind.
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