Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov won the gold medal in the sprint at the world Cup in Italian Antholz-Anterselva.
a citizen of Russia ran the distance in 22 minutes, 48, 1 second, not allowing misses on the shooting range.
Silver went to Frenchman Quentin Fillon maillet, the top three winners locked his compatriot Martin Fourcade.
Loginov the gold medal was the first for team Russia at the world Championships in 2017. Then Alexey Volkov, Maxim Tsvetkov, Anton Babikov and Anton Shipulin took 1st place in the men's relay in Austria.