Germany won a women's biathlon World Cup relay Wednesday after Kati Wilhelm hit the front in the second leg and Magdalena Neuner took it home despite some shaky shooting.
The Germans, racing before a boisterous home crowd, covered the 4x6-kilometer distance in 1 hour, 16 minutes, 41.2 seconds.
Russia, which did not use some of its top biathletes, led through the first two legs but faded to finish 37.5 seconds behind. Sweden was third, 56.5 behind the winners.
Neuner needed to reload twice to knock down the last target but still got away with a 12-second lead and increased it before the end.
Kathrin Hitzer also need to reload twice in the third exchange but handed over to Neuner with Germany's lead not under threat.