HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — German biathlete Andreas Birnbacher shot flawlessly Friday to win a men's World Cup 10-kilometer sprint for his fifth career victory.
Birnbacher finished the Pillerseetal course in 25 minutes, 31.1 seconds to finish 0.4 seconds ahead of defending overall champion Martin Fourcade of France, who missed one target. Jakov Fak of Slovenia missed once and was 13.7 seconds back in third place.
Fourcade retained his lead in the overall standings with 205 points, ahead of Birnbacher with 164. Evgeny Ustyugov of Russia is third with 144 points. Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint, finishing in 22 minutes, 24.7 seconds to beat Kaisa Makarainen of Finland by 4.7 seconds. Both athletes missed one target.
Tora Berger of Norway also missed once and was 12.9 seconds back in third. Berger leads the sprint and overall standings, ahead of Domracheva. The men's and women's pursuit races at the biathlon meet are on Saturday.