Other winter sports
• Two-time world champion Mao Asada won figure skating’s Four Continents in Osaka, Japan, leading a Japanese sweep.
• Norway swept the pursuit races biathlon world championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Emil Hegle Svendsen won a close sprint finish to take the men’s 12.5-kilometer event for his third gold medal in as many races, while World Cup leader Tora Berger claimed the women’s 10K race for her second title.
• Ireen Wust beat Diane Valkenburg to win the 3,000-meter race at a speedskating World Cup meet in Inzell, Germany.