Marte Olsbu Røiseland extended her lead in the women's World Cup standings today in Germany ©Getty Images

Norwegian Marte Olsbu Røiseland and Quentin Fillon Maillet of France were the gold medallists in their respective pursuit races as the Ruhpolding leg of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup came to a close in Germany.

Perfection was key in the women's 10-kilometre pursuit race for Røiseland, whose clean shooting record led her to the gold medal in 30min 55sec.

Elvira Öberg of Sweden was her closest foe, but her two penalty laps cost her in the end, finishing 20.8 seconds behind the winner.

The second sister, Hanna Öberg, claimed bronze more than 30 seconds back on the Norwegian, with one late penalty costing her time to her sibling.

Anaïs Bescond of France and Linn Persson of Sweden completed the top five.

In the season standings, Røiseland is 88 points in front of Elvira Öberg.

Fillon Maillet won the men's 12.5km pursuit by 8.8 seconds to Russian Alexandr Loginov, with Anton Smolski from Belarus another five seconds behind for bronze.

It was the World Cup leader's fourth win in a row, a feat that has only been achieved by two others - compatriot Martin Fourcade in 2016-2017 and Norwegian Ole Einar Bjørndalen in 2006.

Simon Desthieux of France and Lithuanian Vytautas Strolia were fourth and fifth respectively.

The Frenchman is now 97 points in front of Sebastian Samuelsson of Sweden, who finished seventh today.