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Olga Vilukhina to miss individual race

Updated: February 13, 2014, 9:00 AM ET
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Illness and a dramatic crash have affected two members of the host country's team.

Russian biathlete Olga Vilukhina is ill and will miss the women's 15-kilometer individual race Friday at the Sochi Olympics, the Russian biathlon union said Thursday.

Vilukhina won the host nation's only biathlon medal so far, taking silver in Sunday's 7.5K sprint. She finished runner-up to Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia.

Vilukhina was seventh in the 10K pursuit two ...

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