Laura Dahlmeier put in an nearly flawless shooting performance to win the women's 10km biathlon pursuit in a time of 30.35 minutes on Monday and claim her second gold of the Pyeongchang Games.
And she became the first woman to complete the Olympic sprint-pursuit double after winning in a time of 30 minutes 35.3 seconds. Silver went to Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina, 29.4 seconds back with four penalties.
"That's my secret! I think it's always the same, in training, in competition, at the Olympics - it's always the same things you do and the only thing that's different is in your mind", she said.
Dahlmeier won three titles at the world junior championships in 2013, the same winter that she made her debut at the senior world championships and in the World Cup. I just tried to stay focused and now I'm here again.
"I think it was the key time of the competition, because on the third shoot the wind was really tricky and challenging, the most hard shot of today", the 29-year-old said.
"I am very happy, because this medal is my first big medal in an individual race".
Dahlmeier made the most of it, speeding away from her rival to open up an unassailable lead, stopping only to fire off a final salvo of five ideal shots before cruising to victory. She hit all five targets as Kuzmina had two misses, effectively ending her gold medal chances.
"I took a bit more time than my opponent to shoot my first ammunition, then when I realised that I'd shot clean, I knew I was the only one who would decide who would be the Olympic champion".
She had the advantage of starting ahead of the rest of the field because of her sprint gold, but it was abundantly clear she would not have the pace on the skis if it came to a straight race with Kuzmina. France's Anais Bescond won the bronze medal in the event.