Winter Olympic skiing results: Norway dominate Biathlon Mixed Relay

Harry How

Another podium result for Norway in Biathlon increases the nation's medal tally.

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There haven't been many surprises in the Biathlon at Sochi and that continued on Wednesday with Norway dominating the Mixed Relay and winning by over 30 seconds.

Another gold in the event resulted in the 15th total medal for Norweigans in any sport involving an element of cross country skiing and their third gold of these Winter Olympics in the Biathlon. We've seen single counties dominate certain events at Sochi and it's simply a case of Norway being far better than the pack.

The relay team acrued just two penalties across the race, with the next-best team finishing with +6. Silver went to the Czech Republic, who won their third silver of the games in Bialthon and made up for seven penalties by handling the cross country element with poise.

Team USA weren't expected to threaten the podium and finished in ninth place. Hannah Dreissigaker had a rough day on the women's side after missing five shots and taking a deficit of 6.9 seconds and increasing it to an insurmountable 1:51 by the time she handed off for the men's portion.

The full results for the Biathlon Mixed Relay are here, but these are your top fiver finishers.

Result Country Time
Gold Norway 1:09.17.0
Silver Czech Republic 1:09.49.6
Bronze Italy 1:10.15.2
4 Germany 1:10.58.3
5 Russia 1:11.04.4

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