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Fourcade makes biathlon history at PyeongChang Olympics

IANS  |  Pyoengchang 

of became the first biathlete to successfully defend Winter Olympic title as he won the 12.5 km event at the here on Monday.

The 29-year-old Frenchman, who won in Sochi four years ago, clocked 32 minutes and 51.7 seconds to take the gold, beating of to second place in 33:03.7, reports

of took the bronze in 33:06.8. Norway's finished fourth having started in 31st place, one minute and 13 seconds back.

Fourcade said: "I'm very satisfied... The sprint race was the one I wanted to win. It was the one that I have never won at "

The six-time winner said: "For me, the finish line today was on the shooting range on the last shoot and I am so satisfied that I shot clean because I spent so much on shooting to achieve this kind of beautiful shooting.

"And today I'm really proud and really satisfied to win my third gold in "



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:00 IST