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Russia wins first biathlon gold

Updated: February 22, 2014, 2:47 PM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Russia made its fans wait for a biathlon gold medal until the last race of the Sochi Games.

Despite missing eight targets, the Russian team won the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay on Saturday, sending the home nation top of the medal table.

"The whole team has been waiting for this gold medal," said Dmitry Malyshko, who skied the third leg for Russia. "We're really happy we could make this dream come true."

With Russia's men and women having won just ...

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