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Ole Einar Bjoerndalen ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen ties Winter Olympic record with 12th medal
Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen competes in the men's biathlon 10-kilometer sprint. (Odd Andersen / Getty Images)

SOCHI, Russia — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway won the men's 10-kilometer sprint Saturday at the Sochi Games for his seventh career Olympic gold medal.

Bjoerndalen also tied a Winter Olympic record with his 12th overall medal, matching fellow Norwegian Bjoern Daehlie’s 12 achieved in cross-country skiing.

Bjoerndalen turned 40 last month, making him the oldest ever winner of an individual biathlon competition at the Olympics.

Bjoerndalen missed one target before finishing in 24 minutes, 33.5 seconds.

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Dominik Landertinger of Austria finished 1.3 seconds behind to take silver, and Jaroslav Soukup of Czech Republic won bronze, trailing Bjoerndalen by 5.7 seconds.

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