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Magdalena Neuner wins second biathlon gold medal of Vancouver Games

February 21, 2010 |  2:16 pm


Magdalena Neuner of Germany won the gold medal in the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon race on Sunday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. It is her second gold medal of the Games, after winning the 10-kilometer pursuit on Tuesday.

Neuner finished in 35 minutes, 19.6 seconds.

Olga Zaitseva of Russia took the silver medal after finishing 5.5 seconds behind.

Simone Hauswald of Germany won the bronze after finishing 7.3 seconds behind.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Magdalena Neuner. Credit: Don Emmert / AFP / Getty Images