Neuner wins overall biathlon World Cup title
Saturday, March 17, 2012
KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia (AP) -- Emil Hegle Svendsen and Darya Domracheva won the season-ending mass-start races, while Magdalena Neuner capped her accomplished career with a third women's biathlon World Cup overall title Sunday.
Svendsen missed two targets and completed the men's 15-kilometer race in 43 minutes, 15. 7 seconds.
Arn Peiffer of Germany overtook Anton Shipulin on an uphill section with 300 meters left and finished second, 23.5 seconds behind. The Russian was another 8.3 seconds behind in third.
Domracheva missed three times and was timed in 39 minutes, 1.4 seconds to claim her sixth win of the season.
Tora Berger, who won gold medals in mass-start and individual races at the world championships last week, couldn't challenge the Belarusian on the uphill section and finished 10.0 seconds behind in second. Kaisa Makarainen of Finland was third, another 22.6 seconds back.
In December, two-time Olympic champion Neuner announced her retirement at the end of the season.