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Svendsen wins men's biathlon sprint at worlds

Updated: February 9, 2013, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic -- Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the 10-kilometer sprint on Saturday for his second title at the biathlon world championships, while Olena Pidhrushna of Ukraine won the 7.5K race.

Svendsen overcame one penalty lap to cover the distance in 23 minutes, 25.1 seconds. On Thursday, Svendsen anchored Norway to victory in the mixed relay in the opening discipline of the championships.

Defending champion and overall World Cup leader Martin Fourcade of France ...

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