Boe wins biathlon sprint race after opening individual defeat

Last season’s overall champion Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway won the World Cup 10-kilometre sprint race on Saturday in Kontiolahti, Finland.Boe had a clean shot performance in two visits to the shooting range and clocked 23 minutes 53.0 seconds.Swedish duo Sebastian Samuelsson and Martin Ponsiluoma were second and third, 44.1 and 47.9 seconds off Boe respectively. Both missed one shot each.On Saturday Boe was second in the season-opening 20km individual race, when countryman Sturla Holm Laegreid secured a surprise maiden win.The women’s 7.5-kilometre sprint in scheduled for later on Saturday…

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