Peiffer, Neuner win biathlon World Cup races


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Arnd Peiffer and Magdalena Neuner gave Germany a double victory in the biathlon World Cup on Saturday by capturing pursuit races.

Peiffer hit all targets to finish the 12.5-kilometer race in 31 minutes, 44.0 seconds. He moved him from sixth to fourth place in the overall standings.

Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen took the lead in the World Cup standings after finishing second, 31.2 seconds behind after missing two targets. Svendsen is one point ahead of Simon Fourcade of France, who was 18th.

Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev followed his first World Cup victory Thursday by finishing third at the Holmenkollen ski stadium, 36.3 seconds behind Peiffer.

Neuner extended her overall lead by finishing the women's 10K race in 30 minutes, 31.1 seconds, overcoming two missed targets with a strong skiing performance. It was her seventh individual victory of the season.

Russia's Olga Zaitseva was second, 36.5 seconds behind Neuner after shooting cleanly. Dara Domracheva of Belarus was third, 51.4 seconds behind after missing two targets.