Berger and Fourcade Get their 4th World Championship Medals with Individual Victories

Tora Berger and Martin Fourcade now have four medals each in four competitions at the World Championships after winning gold in the Individual competitions.

Berger won gold yesterday in a dominating performance. She hit all 20 targets and finished 52.7 seconds ahead of Henkel, who also had shot clean. Third place went to Valj Semerenko who was 1:42.5 back with one penalty.

Susan Dunklee was the top North American competitor in 15th place, with Rosanna Crawford not far behind in 17th place. Other North American finishers were Sara Studebaker in 27th, Annalies Cook in 38th, Megan Heinicke in 50th, Zina Kocher in 52nd, Hanah Dreissigacker in 56th and Audrey Vaillancourt in 76th.

Fourcade won his first gold and fourth medal earlier today with one penalty. Tim Burke raced the race of his career to win the silver medal, 23.5 seconds behind Fourcade with one penalty. Third place went to Fredrick Lindstrom, 33.7 seconds back with one penalty.

JP Le Guellec also had a great race, finishing 10th. Several other North Americans had strong performances, with Leif Nordgren in 22nd, Scott Perras in 26th, Lowell Bailey 29th, Scott Gow in 31st, Russell Currier in 60th and Nathan Smith in 63rd.

The World Championships continues tomorrow with the Women’s Relay at 11:15 Eastern, 8:15 Pacific.

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