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NO. 1 WITH A BULLET
March 10, 2010
German biathlete Magdalena Neuner came to Vancouver a favorite in more ways than one—a former World Cup overall champion who's ranked first in the world in pursuit this year, she's also one of her country's most popular sports figures (and recently turned down an offer to pose for Playboy). In the 7.5-kilometer sprint on Day 2, Neuner missed out on gold, as Slovakia's Anastazia Kuzmina edged her by 1.5 seconds. Three days later in the 10K pursuit, however, after hitting 18 of 20 targets and overcoming Kuzmina's headstart (racers begin the pursuit in the order that they finish the sprint), Neuner (right) crossed the line 12 seconds ahead of Kuzmina to the acclaim of a raucous crowd. On Day 10, Neuner (above) added a second gold, in the 12.5K mass start.
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March 10, 2010

No. 1 With A Bullet

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German biathlete Magdalena Neuner came to Vancouver a favorite in more ways than one—a former World Cup overall champion who's ranked first in the world in pursuit this year, she's also one of her country's most popular sports figures (and recently turned down an offer to pose for Playboy). In the 7.5-kilometer sprint on Day 2, Neuner missed out on gold, as Slovakia's Anastazia Kuzmina edged her by 1.5 seconds. Three days later in the 10K pursuit, however, after hitting 18 of 20 targets and overcoming Kuzmina's headstart (racers begin the pursuit in the order that they finish the sprint), Neuner (right) crossed the line 12 seconds ahead of Kuzmina to the acclaim of a raucous crowd. On Day 10, Neuner (above) added a second gold, in the 12.5K mass start.

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