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Sochi 2014: Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Now Most Decorated Winter Olympian

Sochi 2014: Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Now Most Decorated Winter Olympian

Ole Einar Bjoernadalen made history twice on Wednesday. First off, Norway won the gold medal in the first ever mixed relay in biathlon. That gold medal gave Bjoernadalen his 13th medal, which is the most held by one person in the Winter Olympics.

Norway’s Bjoern Daehlie previously held the record. He is tied with Daehlie for the most gold medals when he won the medal in the men’s sprint biathlon. Daehlie never won a bronze while Bjoernadalen won one.

Bjoernadalen has a chance to break that record as well when he competes in the 4×7.5K relay on Saturday. He missed out when he missed four targets in the final shooting during the 15K mass start event. He placed fourth in that event.

Norway won in one hour, nine minutes and 17 seconds. The team was led by Bjoernadalen, gold medalist Emil Hegle Svendsen, Tiril Eckhoff and Tora Berger. Berger faulted twice, but the rest of the teammates were near flawless to give them the victory.

Czech Republic won the silver, 32.6 seconds behind, and Italy won the bronze, 58.2 seconds behind.

America placed ninth and was behind three minutes. They do not have a medal in biathlon.

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