Martin Fourcade — twice champion of Sochi Olympics
Following the victory in pursuit race, the leader of the season in the overall World Cup wins individual Olympic race.
In Sochi, athletes completed the hardest biathlon race — individual track. Athletes raced on skis 20 kilometers, with 4 breaks for firing range. This race had no penalty laps. For each miss, athletes had a minute added to their time. The gold went to French sportsman Martin Fourcade. The victory of the pursuit race champion wasn’t hampered by a miss on the second shooting range in oft-hand shooting. This was the second 2014 Olympic gold for Fourcade. The silver medal went to German Erik Lesser. He was accurate in shooting, but lost to the champion more than 12 minutes.
The first to leave for the track was Russian, Yevgeny Garanichev. He missed on the second shooting range. For a while, his time was a benchmark for other athletes. As a result, the Russian won the bronze. This was a kind of birthday gift to oneself — today Yevgeny Garanichev celebrates his 26 birthday.
Ukrainian Sergey Semenov took 9th place, losing to the winner a minute 36 seconds. This is the best result among Ukrainian biathletes.