Posted: Wed January 9, 2013 5:51PM; Updated: Wed January 9, 2013 5:51PM

Norway claims women's biathlon World Cup relay

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Tora Berger
Tora Berger anchored the Norwegian team and carried them to victory in the women's biathlon relay.
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RUHPOLDING, Germany (AP) -- Tora Berger shot perfectly to anchor Norway to an overwhelming victory in a women's biathlon World Cup relay on Wednesday.

Berger barely paused between firing her final shots in ideal conditions before completing the 4x6-kilometer race in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 13.2 seconds - 54.7 seconds ahead of Russia's Olga Zaitseva, who also shot cleanly.

Veronika Zvaricova led the Czech Republic to third, 1:51.8 behind Norway.

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