Svendsen wins mass-start

Svendsen wins mass-start

Two-time Vancouver champion won his first medal in Sochi. The Norwegian got gold in the last men’s individual biathlon race of the Olympics.

The mass-start race was shifted for 2 days due to bad weather. But today it was carried out regardless of the fog and heavy snowfall. Already on the first kilometer of the race there was a fall. Vancouver mass-start champion Yevgeny Ustyugov from Russia got off the track. After the first shooting range and two misses, Frenchman Simon Fourcade was out, too. At the same time, one miss of his younger brother Marten secured him the third win at Sochi Olympics. After victories in the pursuit and the individual race, Fourcade Jr. was second in the mass-start. Only at the finish line he was outdone by Norwegian, Emil Hegle Svendsen. They showed the same time, so judges had to use photo-finish to determine the winner. The bronze medal went to Ondřej Moravice of the Czech Republic.

Елизавета Будько


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