Biathlon - Pidhrushna outpaces Semerenko to win

Ukraine's Olena Pidhrushna stretched away from compatriot Valj Semerenko to claim IBU Open European Championship Biathlon gold in Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia.

Biathlon - Pidhrushna wins maiden world title

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Olena Pidhrushna

Pidhrushna finished the 10km Pursuit in 31 minutes 28 seconds to claim the title finishing 12.4 seconds clear of her closest rival.

Neither biathlete was on top form with the rifle, Pidhrushna missing two targets, and Semerenko three, but they were good enough on the snow to secure the one-two for the Ukraine.

Russia’s Anastasia Zagoruiko produced a flawless shooting display but had to settle for bronze, just 0.5 seconds behind Semerenko.

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