Johannes Thingnes Bø and Marte Olsbu Røiseland celebrate winning single mixed relay gold for Norway ©Getty Images

Johannes Thingnes Bø recovered from an error at the shooting range to secure single mixed relay gold for himself and Marte Olsbu Røiseland at the International Biathlon Union World Championships in Oberhof.

The Norwegian star's miss in his prone stage saw him slip to third position after a penalty loop at the German venue.

He then responded in superb style, storming back with a clean last standing stage to clinch the title alongside Røiseland.

The winning duo, who incurred a penalty and six spares, finished in 35min 37.1sec.

"It was a really exciting relay," said Røiseland.

"I was so nervous in the last shooting, but Johannes showed us he is the best athlete at the moment.

"We were really good together.

"We beat many good teams, so we are just so happy.

"It could have ended up otherwise."

It was Bø's fifth gold medal in Oberhof following his mixed 4x6kilometre relay, 10km sprint, 12.5km pursuit and 20km individual.

Bø added: "It was solid in the end, but without Marte, it would not be a chance - a great team performance.

"We were really attacking for it today but many teams gave us competition."

Austria's Lisa Theresa Hauser and David Komatz needed just six spare rounds to clinch silver in 35:50.9.

The bronze medal went to Italy’s Lisa Vittozzi and Tommaso Giacomel who clocked 36:28.1 after two penalties and nine spares.