Benjamin Daviet of France, centre, claimed a fifth biathlon World Cup win of the season ©Getty Images

France’s Benjamin Daviet claimed a fifth biathlon win of the season today in the men's individual standing class at the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup here.

It came despite missing three shots in an event doubling as a Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Paralympic test event.

The 27-year-old clocked 52min 07.70sec to easily beat Canada’s two-time world champion Mark Arendz, in 53:49.80.

Ukraine’s Sochi 2014 gold medallist Grigorii Vovchynskyi was third in 54:50.0.

“I am very happy with my race,” said Daviet.

“Conditions were difficult. 

"Despite my three shooting mistakes, I won with quite an advantage.

"I am widening the gap in the overall rankings, so I am extremely happy!

Ukraine performed a clean sweep in the equivalent women's race.

Oleksandra Kononova secured a seventh World Cup win of the season after crossing in 46:12.0.

She was followed by team-mates Liudmyla Liashenko, in 47:19.50, and Iryna Bui, in 49:36.10.

Oleksandra Kononova of Ukraine was a predictable winner at the Alpensia Resort ©Getty Images
Oleksandra Kononova of Ukraine was a predictable winner at the Alpensia Resort ©Getty Images

All men's races were held over 15 kilometres while women competed over 12.5km.

Ukraine also triumphed in both visually impaired races.

Sochi 2014 three-time bronze medallist Oksana Shyshkova won the women's event in 48:16.60 alongside guide Volodymyr Ivanov..

Compatriot Olga Prylutska and guide Dmytro Artomin took second in 51:27.60 as Germany’s Clara Klug and guide Florian Grimm took bronze in 51:45.30.

In the men’s event, Iurii Utkin and guide Ruslan Perekhoda shot clean to win with a time of 53:46.0. 

He finished in front of team-mate Iaroslav Reshetynskiy and guide Artur Gergardt, in 54:51.70.

Belarus’ Vasili Shaptsiaboi and guide Mikhail Lebedzeu took bronze in 55:09.10.

Germany’s two-time world champion Martin Fleig sealed his second victory of the test event in the men’s sitting class.

He won today in 52:22.80 to beat American duo Aaron Pike, 54:32.80, and Daniel Cnossen, in 54:46.30.

United States' Oksana Masters also continued her good form by winning the women's sitting race in 51:55.80.

Germany’s world champion Anja Wicker took second place in 53:00.30 while team-mate Andrea Eskau took bronze in 52:19.10.

Competition is scheduled to end tomorrow with cross-country middle distance races.