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Olofsson extends World Cup biathlon lead with win

1/17/2007

POKLJUKA, Slovenia -- World Cup biathlon leader Anna Carin
Olofsson won a 7.5-kilometer sprint Wednesday to extend her lead in
the overall standings.

The Olympic mass start champion won in 21 minutes, 45.2 seconds,
missing one target.

Tatiana Moiseeva of Russia was faultless at the range and came
in second, 6.8 seconds behind, while defending World Cup champion
Kati Wilhelm of Germany was third, 17.4 seconds behind.

Oloffson surged toward the finish with strong cross-country
skiing despite the extra penalty lap. It was her third victory of
the season and ninth career title.

The Swede leads the overall standings with 432 points, 22 ahead
of Wilhelm. She also leads Wilhelm 222-215 in the discipline
standings.