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Biathlon: Ferry wins as Fourcade retains World Cup lead

Double Olympic champion Martin Fourcade of France held on to his overall World Cup lead on Sunday as he finished second to Sweden's Bjorn Ferry in the men's 15km mass start in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Both men had a faultless round in the shooting with Ferry finishing 4.7sec ahead of the Frenchman. Yevgeny Ustyugov of Russia was third, 12.5sec behind Ferry, edging out Olympic gold medallist in the event, Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen, who was 35.9sec off the pace.

Biathlon: World Cup results

Results from the biathlon World Cup meeting in Pokljuka, Slovenia, on Sunday (penalty laps in brackets): Men Mass start (15km, 4 shooting sessions) 1. Bjorn Ferry (SWE) 35:19.3 (0), 2. Martin Fourcade (FRA) at 4.7sec (0), 3. Yevgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 12.5 (0), 4. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 35.9 (1), 5. Johannes Thingnes Boe (NOR) 42.0 (2) World Cup standings Mass start (after 2 of 3 events)

Olympics: Fourth place Bjoerndalen forced to wait on record

Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen on Monday narrowly missed out on an outright winter Games medals record when he finished in an agonising fourth place in the biathlon pursuit. France took its first gold of the Sochi 2014 Olympics in the 12.5 km pursuit, with Martin Fourcade putting together a stunning race to triumph. But the main focus was always on the diminutive Norwegian powerhouse. Bjoerndalen, 40, started the race equal with Norwegian cross country 12.5 km ski great Bjoern Daehlie on the all-time record of 12 medals won for the Winter Olympics.

Olympics: Fourth place Bjoerndalen forced to wait on record

Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen on Monday narrowly missed out on an outright winter Games medals record when he finished in an agonising fourth place in the biathlon pursuit. France took its first gold of the Sochi 2014 Olympics in the 12.5 km pursuit, with Martin Fourcade putting together a stunning race to triumph. But the main focus was always on the diminutive Norwegian powerhouse. Bjoerndalen, 40, started the race equal with Norwegian cross country 12.5 km ski great Bjoern Daehlie on the all-time record of 12 medals won for the Winter Olympics.

Olympics: First French gold in biathlon, Bjoerndalen misses record

France took its first gold of the Sochi Olympics Monday when Martin Fourcade won the biathlon pursuit but Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen narrowly missed out on an outright winter Games medals record. Bjoerndalen started the race equal with Norwegian cross country 12.5 km ski great Bjoern Daehlie on the all-time record of 12 medals won for the Winter Olympics. But despite showing good ski speed, Bjoerndalen missed targets in the second prone and both standing shootings to come in fourth in 34min 14.5sec, just 1.7sec behind France's Jean Guillaume Beatrix in third.

Olympics: First French gold in biathlon, Bjoerndalen misses record

France took its first gold of the Sochi Olympics Monday when Martin Fourcade won the biathlon pursuit but Norwegian legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen narrowly missed out on an outright winter Games medals record. Bjoerndalen started the race equal with Norwegian cross country 12.5 km ski great Bjoern Daehlie on the all-time record of 12 medals won for the Winter Olympics. But despite showing good ski speed, Bjoerndalen missed targets in the second prone and both standing shootings to come in fourth in 34min 14.5sec, just 1.7sec behind France's Jean Guillaume Beatrix in third.

Biathlon: World Cup results

World Cup biathlon results on Sunday (penalty laps in brackets): Women's 10km pursuit 1. Synnoeve Solemdal (NOR) 30min 16.2sec (1), 2. Juliya Dzhyma (UKR) at 11.5 (0), 3. Krystyna Palka (POL) 15.1 (0), 4. Veronika Vitkova (CZE) 18.1 (1), 5. Irina Starykh (RUS) 24.3 (1) Men's 12.5km pursuit 1. martin Fourcade (FRA) 32:43.3 (1), 2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) at 7.7 (1), 3. Tarjei Boe (NOR) 17.6 (2), 4. Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 19.8 (0), 5. Ole Einard Bjoerndalen (NOR) 21.2 (3) afp

Biathlon: World Cup results

World Cup biathlon results Saturday (penalties in brackets): Men's 10km sprint: 1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 25min 56.0sec (1), 2. Fredrik Lindström (SWE) at 6.5sec (0), 3. Tim Burke (USA) 31.3 (0), 4. Jean-Guillaume Béatrix (FRA) 36.4 (1), 5. Arndt Peiffer (GER) 43.7 (1), 6. Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 51.4 (1) Selected: 11. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 59.1 (2), 12. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) 1:01.1 (2) Overall World Cup standings (after 2 of 22 events):

Biathlon: World Cup results

Biathlon World Cup results on Saturday (penalty laps in brackets): Men's 10km sprint 1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 25min 17.3sec (0), 2. Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) at 42.3sec (1), 3. Henryk L'Abee-Lund (NOR) 51.0 (0), 4. Dominik Landertinger (AUT) 56.9 (0), 5. Dominik Windisch (ITA) 59.9 (0) Sprint World Cup standings (after nine of 10 races) 1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 424 points (wins crystal globe), 2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 304, 3. Jakov Fak (SLO) 302, 4. Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 292, 5. Dmitry Malyshko (RUS) 240 Overall World Cup standings (after 23 of 26 races)

Biathlon: World Cup results

Biathlon World Cup results on Thursday (penalty laps in brackets): Men's 10km sprint 1. Tarjei Boe (NOR) 25min 44.5sec (0), 2. Martin Fourcade (FRA) at 0.1sec (1), 3. Andriy Deryzemlya (UKR) 7.7 (0), 4. Dominik Landertinger (AUT) 17.6 (1), 5. Alexander Loginov (RUS) 18.3 (0) World Cup sprint standings (after eight of 10 events) 1. Martin Fourcade (FRA) 364 points, 2. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) 304, 3. Jakov Fak (SLO) 276, 4. Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) 238, 5. Dmitry Malyshko (RUS) 217 World Cup overall standings (after 19 of 26 events)
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