Germany's Laura Dahlmeier celebrates after taking first place in the women's 7,5 km sprint biathlon event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP
Second came Norway's Marte Olsbu with Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic in third place.
It was 24-year-old Dahlmeier's first Olympic medal, and she owed it in part to her faultless shooting.
She was a comfortable winner, with a gap of more than 24 seconds separating her from Olsbu who just managed to edge Vitkova in the silver medal duel.