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Swedish one-two in World Cup biathlon sprint

AFP/The Local · 11 Dec 2009, 14:42

Published: 11 Dec 2009 14:42 GMT+01:00

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Olofsson-Zidek, 36, marked her return to form following maternity leave by winning her ninth career victory, and the first since putting her career on hold in 2007 to have a baby.

She finished ahead of last year's world number one Helena Jonsson and Russia's Olga Zaitseva.

The event was run in difficult conditions with heavy snowfall and fog.

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Jonsson holds the overall World Cup lead.

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18:15 December 11, 2009 by lingonberrie

Well done, Swedish women, and a special accolade to the 36 years of age mother and outstanding athlete.
20:01 December 11, 2009 by jon f
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