February 12, 2018 / 10:52 AM / in 11 days

Olympics-Biathlon-Germany's Dahlmeier cruises to pursuit gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier held her nerve in the howling wind, putting in an almost flawless shooting performance to win the women’s 10km biathlon pursuit in a time of 30.35 minutes on Monday and claim her second gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

In a thrilling battle for silver, Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia edged out France’s Anais Bescond in a sprint finish to come home 29.4 seconds behind Dahlmeier.

Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Ed Osmond

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