Belarusian powerhouse Darya Domracheva surged to victory in the women's 7.5 kilometre sprint event at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup in Antholz, Italy.
The 28-year-old, winner of the mass start in Ruhpolding, Germany, last weekend, dominated once again as she finished in a time of 19min 57.8sec, ahead of overall World Cup leader Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland.
Germany's Laura Dahlmeier claimed her maiden World Cup podium spot as she came third, 50.4 seconds behind the formidable Domracheva.
Jana Gerekova of Slovakia was fourth and there was plenty for the local crowd to cheer as home favourite Karin Oberhofer claimed fifth.
But the afternoon once again belonged to Sochi 2014 triple biathlon gold medallist Domracheva, who cut Mäkäräinen's lead at the top of the leaderboard to 52 points with another comfortable victory.
The pair led from the start as both enjoyed clean prone shooting in conditions perfectly conducive to a biathlon competition.
Dahlmeier led for a brief period but by the time the competitors got to the standing stage, Domracheva had fought back and she wiped out the 30 second gap between them.
The Belarusian grew in confidence, clearly eager to banish her demons after she failed to win the same event in Germany and she dropped all five targets in quick succession to cement her advantage ahead of the rest of the field.
Although many of the biathletes were shooting clean, none of them could quite match the ferocious pace of Domracheva on the skis.
Mäkäräinen did, however, come close to matching Domracheva on the shooting range but she missed one target which effectively ended her chances of victory, and she eventually crossed the line 26.9 seconds shy of the Belarusian's time.
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