Sivert Guttorm Bakken helped Norway win the mixed team relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Otepää in Estonia ©Getty Images

Norway won both relay races on the final day of the International Biathlon Union World Cup in Otepää in Estonia, bringing the penultimate stage of the season to an end.

In the 4x7.5 kilometres mixed relay, Norway's Sivert Guttorm Bakken, Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen, Tiril Eckhoff and Ingrid Landmark Tandrevold took the gold medal in a time of 1 hour 19min 39.3sec, maintaining a lead throughout the race.

Sweden's Jesper Nilen, Martin Ponsiluoma, Linn Persson and Elvira Öberg were 22.5 seconds behind for the silver medal, after moving away from France on the two women's legs.

Simon Desthieux and newly-crowned World Cup champion Quentin Fillon Maillet were on pace with Nilen and Ponsiluoma; but Chloe Chevalier and Justine Braisaz-Bouchet could not keep up with the Swedes, with the team finishing 34.6 seconds off the winners.

All three teams were far in front of the rest of the field, with the best of the rest being Germany nearly two minutes behind Norway.

Czech Republic completed the top five.

In the single mixed relay, Marte Olsbu Røiseland and Sturla Holm Lægreid made it a perfect day for Norway, with only one missing target between the pair who finished in 34min 12.8sec.

Sweden's Hanna Öberg and Sebastian Samuelsson took the silver medal, finishing 12.4 seconds behind, with three more targets missed.

Franziska Preuß and Erik Lesser from Germany were only 17.9 seconds behind the winners for the bronze medal.

Norway's Marte Olsbu Røiseland won the single mixed relay today with Sturla Holm Lægreid ©Getty Images
Norway's Marte Olsbu Røiseland won the single mixed relay today with Sturla Holm Lægreid ©Getty Images

Fourth were the French pairing of Antonin Guigonnat and Anaïs Chevalier-Bouchet were more than a minute behind the winners, followed by Italians Lukas Hofer and Lisa Vittozzi in fifth.

Canadians Christian Gow and Emma Lunder were close behind in sixth, marginally in front of Slovenians Rok Trsan and Nika Vindisar.

The Biathlon World Cup season is due to conclude in Oslo, with the event starting in the Norwegian capital on Thursday (March 16) and concluding the following Sunday (March 20).