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Fourcade wins 2nd biathlon gold of Sochi Olympics

France's Martin Fourcade approaches the shooting range during the men's biathlon 20k individual race, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
France's Martin Fourcade approaches the shooting range during the men's biathlon 20k individual race, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Martin Fourcade won his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Thursday, overcoming one penalty minute to win the men's 20-kilometer individual race.

The French biathlete, who also won the 12.5K pursuit Monday, finished in 49 minutes, 31.7 seconds after missing one target in his second shooting.

Erik Lesser of Germany shot cleanly throughout and came 12.2 seconds behind to take silver for his first individual medal at a major championship. Yevgeny Garanichev of Russia earned bronze, finishing 34.5 off the lead after faulting once in his final shooting.

The 2010 gold medalist, Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway, shot clean in the first two rounds but missed his 12th target and trailed Fourcade by 58.6 seconds in seventh.

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