Goessner of Germany wins biathlon World Cup sprint


OBERHOF, Germany (AP) -- Miriam Goessner of Germany overcame two missed shots to win the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint at a biathlon World Cup meet on Saturday.

Goessner nearly wasted a massive lead over Tora Berger when she missed her shots at the standing stage, but held on to beat the Norwegian by two seconds. Groessner finished in 21 minutes, 17.2 seconds for her second career World Cup win.

Germany's Andrea Henkel was third after shooting cleanly, 24.1 seconds back.

The men's 10K sprint was later Saturday.