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French Martin Fourcade wins gold in men’s biathlon 20km individual

February 13, 2014, 19:29 UTC+3

Russia's Yevgeny Garanichev gets bronze

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SOCHI, February 13. /ITAR-TASS/. French Martin Fourcade won gold in men's biathlon 20km individual. The 25-year-old biathlete missed one shot at the second target range and completed the distance in 49 minutes 31.7 seconds.

Germany's Erik Lesser took silver. Lesser finished the distance in 49 minutes 43.9 seconds without a single missed. 

Russian biathlete Yevgeny Garanichev won bronze. Garanichev also missed one shot at the second target range, but finished 34.5 seconds behind the winner of the race.

This is Fourcade's second gold at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. On February 10, he won gold in men's biathlon 12.5km pursuit.

Three more Russian biathletes taking part in the race - Alexander Loginov, Evgeny Ustyugov and Alexey Volkov - finished in the 30th, 38th and 64th places respectively.


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