Martin Fleig was among three German winners in Pyeongchang ©Getty Images

German Para Nordic skiers continued their superb biathlon form to produce a trio of winners on the opening day of the Pyeongchang 2018 Test Event and World Cup at the Alpensia Resort.

It followed a similarly successful performance on home snow in Finsterau, winning three golds, six silver and five bronze medals.

On a day of sprint finals, Martin Fleig missed only one shot in the sitting division before finishing in a time of 24:25.0 over 7.5 kilometres.

South Korea’s Eui Hyun Sin finished second in 25 min 0.80sec. 

Ukraine's World Cup leader Taras Rad ended third after clocking 25:11.70.

World champion Anja Wicker shot cleanly in the corresponding women's event to finish first over 6.2km in 24:19.60.

Compatriot Andrea Eskau finished second, in 24:19.80, while American world champion Oksana Masters took third, in 24:43.10.

Clara Klug and guide Florian Grimm secured the third German win in the visually impaired competition with a time of 22:39.30 over 6km.

Anja Wicker completed a German double in sitting events ©Getty Images
Anja Wicker completed a German double in sitting events ©Getty Images

Ukraine’s double Worlds gold medallist and World Cup leader Oksana Shyshkova took silver, in 23:07.60, guided by Volodymyr Ivanov.

Shyshkova’s team-mate Natalia Rubanovska and guide Lada Nesterenko finished third in 23:41.90. 

Dmytro Suiarko led a Ukrainian clean sweep alongside guide Ivan Marchshak in the corresponding men's event.

They clocked 21:12.0 to beat World Cup leader Anatolii Kovalevskyi and guide Oleksandr Mukshyn by 11sec.

Iurii Utkin and guide Ruslan Perekhoda completed the podium by taking third place in 21:38.50. 

France also tasted gold on the opening day of competition as Benjamin Daviet won the men's 7.5km standing event.

He did not miss a shot, clocking 18:33.10 to finish in front of Canada’s two-time Paralympic medallist Mark Arendz, in 18:54.40, and Norway’s Nils-Erik Ulset, in 19:21.50.