Pole homes gold at Biathlon European Championship

Kamila Żuk has won gold in the 10 kilometre pursuit category at the Biathlon European Championship in Duszniki-Zdrój. Christian Bruna/PAP/EPA

Polish biathlonist Kamila Żuk has won gold and the European title in the 10 kilometre pursuit category at the Biathlon European Championship in Duszniki-Zdrój, southwestern Poland.

Żuk's medal marks Poland's second gold at the event after Monika Hojnisz-Staręga's in the 15-kilometre run on Wednesday.

Runners-up were Norway's Karoline Erdal and Aasne Skrede, with a loss of respectively 13.4 and 16.2 seconds to Zuk.

The event in Duszniki-Zdrój is the last international biathlon meet ahead of the World Championship on Feb. 10-21 in Pokljuka, Slovenia.