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Dahlmeier Becomes 1st Athlete To Win 2 Medals At PyeongChang
Dahlmeier looks set to be one of the stars of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Feb 13, 2018 Sports

Dahlmeier took her second and Germany's fourth gold medal of Pyeongchang 2018, as she powered to victory in a gruelling women's biathlon 10km pursuit on 12 February, finishing 29.4 seconds clear of the chasing pack.

It was a quite stunning performance from the 24-year-old, who also claimed the first biathlon gold of the Games in the 7.5km event two days earlier, as she completed an unprecedented women's sprint-pursuit double.

Every day it seems a star is born, and in biathlon at PyeongChang, Dahlmeier's star is definitely shining brightest.

To add to the excitement, the race for second place was a real thriller, with Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina pipping Anais Bescond of France to the finish line by a mere 0.2 seconds.

Kuzmina produced the race of her life, but the German rival's accurate shooting and power in the finishing stages were just too much. For Dahlmeier it was the latest triumph in a season in which she has been truly dominant, winning no less than five of six golds on offer at the 2017 IBU World Championships. Raked No. 1 in the world, the German biathlete is in the form of her life, becoming the first athlete in history to win five gold medals at a single World Championship at Hochfilzen in 2017 as well as winning the 2016/17 IBU World Cup title. 

But just what is the "traditional biathlon competition"? As the International Biathlon Union describes it. It's simple. Each athlete races and shoots against the clock individually. The fastest time winds gold. The second fastest wins silver. Third gets bronze. Once an athlete completes the course, they have to wait until the rest of the field finishes.

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