Magdalena Neuner of Germany won the women's 10-kilometer biathlon pursuit for her second medal at the Vancouver Olympics.
Neuner pulled away from Anastazia Kuzmina of Slovakia at the second shooting position Tuesday and won in 30 minutes, 16 seconds.
Kuzmina won silver after finishing 12.3 seconds behind. Marie Laure Brunet of France took the bronze medal, 28.3 seconds back.
Neuner, 23, won silver in the opening 7.5K sprint, which Kuzmina won.
They are, as well as other sportswomen, to fight for medals in three more ski competitions.
The Associated Press news agency has contributed to the report.
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