Fourcade wins pursuit gold

Eurosport - Sun, 14 Mar 12:51:00 2010

Martin Fourcade upgraded his bronze medal to gold in Kontiolahti, Finland as he secured victory in the men's 12.5km pursuit.

BIATHLON 2010 Kontiolahti Martin Fourcade - 0

The Frenchman won bronze on Saturday in the men's 10km sprint but made 19 out of 20 shots on the range to give himself a ten second lead as he crossed the line first in a time of 32:35.1 minutes.

Fourcade, who won silver in the 15km mass start at the Vancouver Winter Olympics last month, has moved up to eighth in the overall standings with 137 points.

Italy's Christian De Lorenzi won silver and Vincent Jay made it a good day for the French as he took bronze.

Austria's Simon Eder, who still leads the standings with 196 points, finished a disappointing 13th while Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen dropped down from second to seventh after his silver in the 10km sprint.

Fourcade's brother Simon came 19th while arguably the day's most impressive performance came from Swede Carl Johan Bergman who made up over a minute after starting 37th to finish just outside the medals in fourth.

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