Domracheva wins mass start race at biathlon worlds



NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (AP) — Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the mass start race in the final women’s event at the biathlon world championships on Sunday.

Domracheva missed two targets at the shooting range but hit the front in the middle of the race and cruised to victory, completing the 12.5-kilometer course in 35 minutes, 54.5 seconds for her second career gold medal at the worlds.

Heavy favorite Tora Berger of Norway also missed twice to finish 8.7 seconds behind for her second silver at the championships, adding to her four golds at the worlds this year.

Monika Hojnisz of Poland took bronze, trailing Domracheva by 27.6 seconds.

The championships will wrap up with the men’s mass start race later Sunday.