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Feb 27, 2014

Biathlon Men – Mass Start 15km: Martin Fourcade (FRA) silver medal

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE

17/02/2014
*The run
Emil Svendsen won the gold medal in the men's mass French biathlete Martin Fourcade achieved exactly the same time, and the winner was determined by a photo finish. Ondrej Moravec ends third. Martin Fourcade has won three individual medals including two titles of Olympic Champion.
*The quote of the champion
"It would have been an immense honor to equal him. Obviously, I am disappointed because even if I do not run for the history, it would have been a beautiful way to close my individual competitions. But my Games are successful. And seen my state of shape, I am proud to have obtained the silver medal."
*The number: 3
With three Olympic medals, Martin Fourcade became the French athlete the most titled in Winter Olympics Games.

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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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