Fourcade Fires France to Mixed Relay Gold

Fourcade Fires France to Mixed Relay Gold

Biathlon – 2x6km Women + 2×7.5km Men Mixed Relay

France

Norway

Italy

Martin Fourcade shot clear in his anchor leg to carry France to the Olympic Biathlon Mixed Relay title at the Alpensia Biathlon Center on Tuesday 20 February. France’s winning time of 1.08:34.3 gave Fourcade a third gold of Pyeongchang 2018 & the 5th of his career.

Fourcade took over with the France quartet (which also featured Marie Dorin Habert, Anais Bescond and Simon Desthieux) in second place, some 33 seconds adrift of Germany anchor Arnd Peiffer, who missed 2 shots in his prone shoot to allow the French great to close the gap to only six seconds. Fourcade then shot clear on his standing shoot to open up an unassailable lead and cruise home to yet another gold.

Defending champions Norway (Marte Olsbu, Tiril Eckhoff, Johannes Thingnes Boe, Emil Hegle Svendsen) came home second, 20.9 seconds adrift of the French, with Boe producing a ⭐️storming third leg to catapult them into medal contention. Italy (Lisa Vittozzi, Dorothea Wierer, Lukas Hofer, Dominik Windisch) completed the podium, 6 seconds behind the Norwegians.

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Vittozzi, who shot clear in her leg, represented her country at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012.



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