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Biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen becomes 7-fold Olympic champion

February 08, 2014, 19:31 UTC+3
Russia’s Anton Shipulin came fourth
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Ole Einar Bjorndalen crosses the finish line

Ole Einar Bjorndalen crosses the finish line

© AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

MOSCOW, February 8. /ITAR-TASS/. 40-year-old Norwegian athlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen wins biathlon men’s 10 km sprint, coming first with a time of 24:33.5.

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Details on Biathlon, a sport included in the Winter Olympic programme. ITAR-TASS Infographics
Dominik Landertinger from Austria (23:34.8) came second followed by Czech Jaroslav Soukup (24:39.2).

Russia’s Anton Shipulin came fourth (24:39.9), showing the best result in the Russian biathlon team.

Ole Einar Bjorndalen’s first Olympics were in Lillehammer in 1994. Then, he did not win any medals. However, at the next Olympic Games in Nagano (1998) he won a gold medal in men’s sprint and a silver medal in relay. In Salt Lake City in 2002, he won all four gold medals. In Turin, he won two silvers and a bronze, and in Vancouver — a silver in individual race and a gold in relay. The Sochi Games are his sixth Olympics.

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