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Fourth-Place Medal

Biathlon win comes down to a photo

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(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A heck of a finish, indeed! The grueling men's 15-kilometer biathlon mass-start came down to a photo finish between Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway and Martin Fourcade France. Nearing the finish line, Svendsen began to raise his arms at the finish line, perhaps celebrating a hair too early, as Fourcade stuck out his ski to tie up the first-place finish, nearly taking gold by a fraction of a boot. (Watch the finish here.)

The two men came in at identical times of 42:29.1. Ultimately, the judges determined the final ruling with a photo finish, which showed that Svendsen justbarely won the race. Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic took home bronze.  

 

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