Biathlon

The Associated Press - Friday Jan. 10, 2014 10:55 ET

Gabriela Soukalova extends World Cup biathlon lead

Men's competition scheduled for Saturday

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Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic shoots prior to the women's Individual 15 km competition pm Friday. (Mattias Schrader/Associated Press)

Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic won the women's individual race to extend her lead in the World Cup biathlon standings on Friday.

Soukalova missed only one target in Ruhpolding, Germany and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this season's individual discipline.

Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34.3 seconds behind with two missed targets, while Veronika Vitkova completed a good afternoon for the Czechs by shooting cleanly for third place, 38.6 seconds behind.

Germany's Franziska Hildebrand and Norway's Tora Berger were fourth and fifth, respectively. Both missed one target.

Rosanna Crawford of Canmore, Alta., was the top Canadian in 26th place.

After 10 of 22 events, Soukalova leads the standings on 366 points, 28 ahead of Domracheva and Ukraine's Valj Semerenko, who missed two targets in finishing eighth.

The men's 20-kilometre individual race was scheduled for Saturday.

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