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Norway takes Olympic gold medal in biathlon team relay

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA (AP) – Clean shooting cleared the way for the Boe brothers to win another Olympic gold medal for Norway in biathlon yesterday.

Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen skied the final leg of the four-man relay and hit all five targets at the last range before crossing first. Russian biathlete Eduard Latypov, who had been leading the race on the last leg, struggled at that final shooting stop.

He used all three of his spare bullets and still needed to complete a penalty lap.

Sturla Holm Laegreid, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Thingnes Boe and Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen of Norway pose after their first place finish. PHOTO: AP