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27/Feb/2014

Cross-Country Men – Relay 4x10 km: Lars Nelson (SWE) gold medal, Alexander Legkov (RUS) silver medal, Robin Duvillard and Ivan Perillat-Boiteux (FRA) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Alexander LEGKOV  ; Robin DUVILLARD

16/02/2014
*The run
By taking the bronze medal, the French racers Robin Duvillard and Ivan Perillat-Boiteux from Team Rossignol offered to France its 100th Olympic medal. This is a beautiful award for this relay in a race dominated by Sweden and Russia at home.
*The quote of the champion
Robin Duvillard (FRA): "In my relay, I have never thought really of people behind, my purpose was to hang on Alexander Legkov. We had decided that it was necessary to make something for Ivan, the last relay runner. On Maurice Manificat's initiative, the coaches told him that if it was a failure, everything would not be of his fault. We were all tightened, we bubbled inside. "
*The number: 1
This medal is historic for France! It is the first time that a team wins a medal in relay, it’s a huge performance for the cross-country in France.

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon Women– Individual 15 km: Selina Gasparin (SUI), silver medal

Riders in this news :  Selina GASPARIN

14/02/2014
*The run
Thanks to a clean shot, the Swiss Selina Gasparin took the 2nd place of the Individual. It is a beautiful award for the biathlete of the Team Rossignol who signed already two victories this season in the World Cup.
*The quote of the champion
Markus Segessenmann, coach of Selina Gasparin: "Beyond her two victories in the World Cup and beyond this silver medal, what impresses me most is her will to improve its sport in its country. And according to me, she can reach there and create emulation in Switzerland. "
*The number: 1
It’s the first time that Selina shots 20/20 during a race.

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon Men – Individual 20 km: Martin Fourcade (FRA), gold medal

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE

13/02/2014
*The run
Freed by his first Olympic golden medal, Martin Fourcade managed his third individual race like a champion. Effective in the shooting, fast on skis, lucid on his opponents, the French biathlete stands out with the manner to gain his second Olympic title.
*The quote of the champion
“I’m so happy. It’s more that I could hope during my entire career. Furthermore, it was the birthday of my girlfriend today. I didn’t have time to buy a gift. Now, it’s I have it, my gold medal. On Friday, it’s the Valentine Day but there is no race, what a pity!”
*The number: 12
12 seconds, it is what separates Martin Fourcade and Erik Lesser who made a clean-shot during the race.

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27/Feb/2014

Cross-Country Men – Sprint free: Teodor Peterson (SWE), silver medal

Riders in this news :  Teodor PETERSON

11/02/2014
*The run
Teodor Peterson, winner of the Sprint crystal globe 2012, ended second of the Sprint Free. The racer from Rossignol Team finished ahead of his teammate Emil Joensson from Sweden. Ola Vigen Hattestad won the gold medal.
*The quote of the champion
"I am happy to have reached one of my goals, it is really a beautiful award!"
*The number: 3
Sweden completed a set of medals in this event as Teodor Peterson took the silver. It’s the only country which has won gold, silver and bronze in this event.

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon Men - Pursuit 12,5 km : Martin Fourcade (FRA), gold medal and Jean-Guillaume Béatrix (FRA), bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Jean-Guillaume BEATRIX  ; Martin FOURCADE

10/02/2014
*The run
Sixth of the Sprint on Saturday, Martin Fourcade has realized a strong Pursuit race. For the first time, the French biathlete has won an Olympic gold medal, his goal since four years. His teammate Jean-Guillaume Béatrix has taken the bronze. He had signed his first World Cup few weeks ago.
*The quote of the champion
“This gold medal, it’s the last thing I missed. I wanted it during my career and it was not possible to stop without this medal. Even if I still have some pages to write, I write a nice story yesterday.”
*The number: 1
Martin Fourcade is the first Pyrenean to win an Olympic title in the history of the Games.

Martin Fourcade’s Olympic Games in video (RMC SPORT)

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