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Simon Schempp and Darya Domracheva each win their third consecutive World Cup biathlons

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ANTERSELVA, Italy — 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.

PHOTO: Belarus' Darya Domracheva smiles after crossing the finish line to win a women's Biathlon 10 kilometer pursuit race in Anterselva, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')
Belarus' Darya Domracheva smiles after crossing the finish line to win a women's Biathlon 10 kilometer pursuit race in Anterselva, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

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.

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