Martin Fourcade won the pursuit, and became a three-time Olympic champion

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French biathlete Martin Fourcade won gold in the pursuit race at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang.

After the first shooting at the same time on a distance left the Austrian Julian Eberhard and sprint champion Arnd Peiffer. Martin Fourcade had a single penalty, but due to the excellent speed remained at eighth place.

On the second shooting Peiffer worked cleanly and regained sole leadership. The top 3 rose, Eric lesser and Tarja be. Fourcade was sixth with a 20-second gap to the leader.

The first front group of pursuers caught up with Peiffer. For the seven leaders of the pursuit race has started with a clean slate. He only avoided penalties and got a solid advantage before the final shooting. Following the Frenchman’s free-kick round after 20 seconds, ran Peiffer and be-senior.

Before the last shooting advantage Fourcade increased to 40 seconds. World Cup leader confidently closed all five targets, and became the first double Olympic champion in the pursuit and also won their third gold at the Games.

Silver sensationally went to 20-year-old Swede Sebastian Samuelsson, who beat in the final shot of the world champion-2017 in the sprint of the Germans
Benedict Doll.

Ukrainians traditionally for the Olympics-2018 anyone with speed or accuracy when shooting were not able to please.

Race result:

1. Martin Fourcade (France, 1+0+0+0) 32:51.7
2. Sebastian Samuelsson (Sweden, 0+0+1+0) +12.0
3. Benedikt Doll (Germany, 0+1+0+0) +15.1

34. Pidruchnuy Dmytro (Ukraine, 1+0+2+1) +4:01.5
38. Pryma Artem (Ukraine, 1+1+2+2) +4:24.6
49. Sergey Semenov (Ukraine, 1+0+2+2) +5:32.0

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