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The Olympic legend of Ole Einar Bjoerndalen reached yet another new height Saturday as he won his seventh gold and 12th overall medal in the 10 km sprint.
The 40-year-old recovered from one penalty on the shooting end of the competition to finish in a time of 24:33.5.
Bjoerndalen beat out Dominik Landertinger of Austria, who finished in a time of 24:34.8 and had a clean round of shooting.
The bronze medal went to Jaroslav Soukup of the Czech Republic, whose clean sheet of shooting helped him earn a time of 24:39.2.
Bjoerndalen, who first competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, has won seven gold medals in four different Olympics.
The Norwegian legend won the sprint competitions back in Nagano and Salt Lake City as well.
His 12th medal tied Bjorn Daehlie for most medals ever by a winter Olympian. He also became the oldest individual medalist in a winter event.
Bjoerndalen's gold was the second of the day for Norway, as Marit Bjoergen won the women's cross-country 7.5-kilometer race earlier in the day.
Gold: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Norway, 24:33.5
Silver: Dominik Landertinger, Austria, 24:34.8
Bronze: Jaroslav Soukup, Czech Republic, 24:39.2
Gold: Martin Fourcade, France
Silver: Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Norway
Bronze: Arnd Peiffer, Germany
How can you pick against someone with such a well-manicured beard? I'll tell you right now: I'm not going to do it.
No, it's Martin Fourcade all the way for me. Not unlike swimming in the Summer Games, the biathlon suite of events regularly produces multiple medalists. Maybe that's why he's being mentioned in the same breath as Michael Phelps (though Fourcade, per Julian Pretot of Reuters, rejects the comparison).
There's also the fact that he's favored in all four events in which he's entered. He is the World Cup leader in the sport and won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics at the ripe age of 21.
If Fourcade is Phelps, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is Michael Jordan. The man has six Olympic biathlon golds and an insane 114 World Cup event wins. He's now 40 years old and probably competing in his last Olympics. I think the lion goes out on a high note and pulls a mild upset in the sprint.