Johannes Thingnes Boe once again the dominant force after securing sprint victory
History repeated itself for Johannes Thingnes Boe after once again dominating the men's 10km sprint to take biathlon gold in Annecy-Le Grand Bornand.
The Norwegian star took the win at the same venue four years ago and was once again terrific value for the success, victorious by 21.1 seconds after a flawless shooting display.
As if that wasn't enough, this followed in the footsteps of a World Cup double in Hochfilzen last week, celebrating his Friday sprint success with 12.5km pursuit glory, making this the 17th World Cup win of his career.
The home fans had plenty to celebrate in France too, with Martin Fourcade finishing in second while compatriot Antonin Guigonnat rounded off the podium.
Both were to be faultless with gun in hand, with six-time overall World Cup winner Fourcade once again frustrated by the Norweigan to finish more than 20 seconds off the pace.
"Of course, I am not satisfied, I expect myself to get things, I will use the Christmas break now, and then with more energy to start the new year,” said Fourcade.
"With zero errors at the shooting range Boe is currently unbeatable.”
Meanwhile Guigonnat finished third, 13 seconds adrift of his French teammate, while perfect shooting was yet again not enough for German Simon Schempp.
He crossed the line in fourth, replicating his finishes in both the sprint and pursuit in Hochfilzen last time out.