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Dzhima scoops Biathlon gold in Pokljuka
By Sportsbeat

06/12/2018 at 19:25Updated 06/12/2018 at 19:41

Yuliia Dzhima romped to her first Biathlon World Cup gold with an inch perfect display in Pokljuka, Slovenia.

The Ukrainian couldn't be matched in the shooting stage as the 4x6 km relay 2014 Olympic champion hit all 20 targets before racing on to clinch top spot in 43:06.6.

Despite pulling off a career best ever performance, Poland's Monika Hojnisz finished just 5.9 seconds back, but her one penalty miss proved costly as the 28-year-old Ukrainian secured gold.

As Hojnisz began to close the gap with a clean final run of shooting, Dzhyma kept her composure to close all five targets and cross the line.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Czech Republic biathlete Marketa Davidova took her first World Cup medal with just one penalty to scoop bronze 16.5 seconds behind Hojnis