Schempp and Domracheva each win 3rd straight biathlons

ANTERSELVA, Italy (AP) Simon Schempp of Germany and Darya Domracheva of Belarus each won their third consecutive World Cup biathlons on Saturday.

Schempp finished the 12.5-kilometer pursuit with two missed targets for a slim 0.1-second margin over Simon Eder of Austria, who had one miss.

Evgeniy Garanichev of Russia finished third, 1.1 seconds behind with one miss.

Overall World Cup leader Simon Fourcade of France finished eighth.

In the 10-kilometer women’s event, Domracheva, the three-time Olympic champion, missed one target but won by a huge margin of 1 minute, 21.0 seconds over Daria Virolaynen of Russia. Overall World Cup leader Kaisa Makarainen of Finland finished third, a further eight seconds back.

Relay events are scheduled for Sunday.