Russia gets the first place in the medal set rankings
The hosts have received 11th Olympic gold in Sochi games from the men’s biathlon team. The victory was won on the relay segment.
Russians joined the leaders group from the beginning but were noticeably inferior to Norwegians. Only in the second shooting range of the final stage, Emil Hegle Svendsen missed and was superseded by Anton Shipulin and a German, Simon Schempp. At the finish, the Russian was much faster. Apart from Shipulin, the champions are Alexei Volkov, Yevgeny Ustyugov and Dmitry Malyshko. German team got silver, the Austrians — bronze.