Oleksandra Kononova was among the winners in Sapporo ©Getty Images

Ukraine's Oleksandra Kononova and Germany's Anja Wicker each secured World Cup titles today after strong performances in the season-ending Para Nordic Skiing biathlon event in Sapporo.

It came on a day of middle distance biathlon races in the Japanese resort.

Kononova continued her dominant recent form to add to her overall cross country title in the standing division.

She could afford to drop two shots before triumphing over the 10 kilometres course in 29min 15.90sec.

Iryna Bui finished second in 31:11.80 and Liudmyla Liashenko was third in 31:42.0 in a Ukrainian clean sweep.

Wicker's third place in the corresponding sitting event proved enough for the overall win.

The German individual world champion reclaimed her title from 2014-2015 after crossing the line in 36:41.80.

United States' sprint world title holder Oksana Masters won the race in 34:45.40.

Germany's Andrea Eskau still has a chance to take second overall in front of Masters after winning the silver medal today in 35:29.30.

Anja Wicker of Germany claimed the World Cup title in Sapporo today ©Getty Images
Anja Wicker of Germany claimed the World Cup title in Sapporo today ©Getty Images

Ukraine claimed two other gold medals today as they continue to reap the rewards of Russia's absence due to their International Paralympic Committee suspension.

Oksana Shyshkova and guide Volodymyr Ivanov triumphed in the women's visually impaired event in 31:31.70.

Germany’s Clara Klug finished over a minute behind in second place with guide Florian Grimm in 32:55.80.

Shyshkova’s team-mate Olga Prylutska and guide Dmytro Artomin took the bronze medal in 37:43.20.

World champion Iurii Utkin took the men's 12.5km visually impaired event title in 32:14.10 alongside guide Ruslan Perekhoda.

Utkin led an all-Ukrainian top three with Oleksandr Kazik and guide Sergiy Kucheryaviy second in 33:27.30. 

Dmytro Suiarko and guide Ivan Marchyshak took third place in 33:51.50.

France’s World Championship silver medallist Benjamin Daviet raced to a sixth World Cup win in the men’s standing class. 

He clocked 30:13.50 to beat Canada’s Mark Arendz, in 30:31.20, and Norway’s Nils-Erik Ulset, who managed 30:44.40. 

Germany’s world champion Martin Fleig took the sitting race in 39:10.50.

Ukraine's Taras Rad took second place in 39:50.60.

Norway’s Trygve Steinar Larsen managed 40:54.30 for third. 

Sprint biathlon races are scheduled for tomorrow.