Vebjørn Sørum waves the Norwegian flag after sealing the men's 12.5km pursuit title ©IBU

Vebjørn Sørum topped a Norwegian one-two-three as he clinched the men's 12.5 kilometres pursuit tile at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Open European Championships in Lenzerheide.

The Norwegian team dominated the event in the Swiss resort, with Sørum powering to victory in 34min 37.5sec.

Sørum missed two shots, one coming at the first standing position and the other coming at the last, but he still triumphed by 28.1

Erlend Bjøntegaard came second in 35:05.06 before Endre Stroemsheim finished in 35:41.2 to complete a Norwegian podium sweep.

"I would rate my performance much better than yesterday as my shooting was more accurate," said Sørum.

"I built enough lead and celebrated a big chunk of the last lap with the Norwegian flag in my hands, cheered by the fans.

"It doesn’t get much better than that."

German teenager Selina Grotian was crowned women's 10km pursuit champion in Lenzerheide.

Selina Grotian of Germany, centre, celebrates winning the women's 10km pursuit title ©IBU
Selina Grotian of Germany, centre, celebrates winning the women's 10km pursuit title ©IBU

The 18-year-old biathlete produced a near-perfect performance from the shooting range, missing just one target to secure victory in 30:25.6.

Swedish pair Tilda Johansson and Stina Nilsson had got off to a strong start with clean rounds only to provide an opening for Grotian to exploit.

Johansson picked up two penalties as she came second in 30:43.12, while Nilsson slipped out of medal contention.

France's Gilonne Guigonnat, who incurred one penalty, completed the top three, finishing 23.6 behind Grotian.

It was Grotian’s second medal in Lenzerheide after claiming women’s 15km individual bronze.

"I am more than happy," said Grotian.

"Stina and Tilda opened the competition very strongly.

"I had some problems with the standing shooting the last few days here, and I was surprised that I cleared the last five targets.

"I know I am strong in the final laps, but I still felt I needed to give it all to withhold Johansson."