The Norwegian missed just one of her 20 shots to win the women's 12.5km mass start event in a time of 34m0.8s.

Sweden's Hanna Oberg finished second, 25.3s behind, while Germany's Franziska Preuss completed the podium in third, 32.4s back.

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"It was really tough today," Eckhoff said.

"I was fast in the prone shooting but in the standing, I needed a little bit of time.

"I don't have the confidence and I need to work those targets down, so I am very happy to have managed that today."

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