Luise Kummer celebrates her women's mass start win ©IBU

Germany won the men's and women's mass start races as the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Open European Championships concluded in Tyumen today.

The women's 12.5 kilometres event went the way of Luise Kummer, who missed just twice on the shooting range despite strong winds at the Russian course.

Her winning time was 36 min 05.1 sec which was enough to give her gold, ahead of Slovakia's Paulina Fialkova who was eight seconds adrift with three penalties.

Bronze went to Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold of Norway who had four penalties and was 11.3 behind the winner.

"I think at the third shooting stage I was luckier then everyone, I just took that chance and hit all the targets," said Kummer, who also won a single mixed relay silver medal in Tyumen.

"Today in the morning I felt really tired, but from the third leg I felt better and more confident, and in the end I was quite happy that I could win."

The Championships have now closed in Tyumen
The Championships have now closed in Tyumen ©IBU

In the men's 15km mass start, Florian Graf raced to a second German success.

Along with second placed Czech Jaroslav Soukup he collected a single penalty but his time of 38:20.5 was narrowly faster than his rival's 38.24.6.

Vladimir Iliev of Bulgaria was just over eight seconds adrift with two penalties.

"I am very happy to be here today, it was a great battle with Jaroslav," said Graf, the men's 10km pursuit bronze medallist.

"I had only one mistake, so I am very glad about how I did my race.

"I did not feel so good, but was very happy about my shooting and skis.

"It is great place here, I really like it, I like the crowds, the public is very crazy, but in a good way, so I enjoyed staying and competing here."