Martin Fourcade wins in chasing
World Cup leader wins his first Olympic medal. During the race, the French biathlete won back six positions and “brought” for the nearest contender over 14 seconds. Andrei Derizemlya, best of Ukrainian team, finished 36th.
The race was exciting and tense. To eliminate the backlog obtained in the sprint segment, biathlon athletes had 12.5 km and 4 firing ranges. The chase will be remembered by several falls. The leader of Ukrainian men’s biathlon team Andriy Derizemlya was unable to cope with one of the turns. His fall prevented him from improving on the sprint result, moving the athlete from 22th place to the 36th. This was the best result for Ukrainian athletes. Belorussians Sergei Novikov and Vladimir Chepelin also bounced off the track. The most annoying was the fall of the Canadian Jean-Philippe le Guellec. The race leader after the first two firing ranges broke one of the skis and left the fight for the medals.
The favorite of men’s biathlon tournament Martin Fourcade got the best result in the race. The leader of the season in the overall World Cup standings made only one mistake and was the fastest on the track. As a result, the Frenchman finished in lone conspicuity. On the podium, he was accompanied by Czech Ondrej Moravec and a fellow Frenchman Jean-Guillaume Beatrix, who won the bronze. Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the winner of the sprint, got the fourth place. Yevgeny Ustyugov, the best of Russians, was the fifth.