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Burke wins historic medal for U.S.

Updated: December 5, 2009, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

OSTERSUND, Sweden -- It's been a historic week for Tim Burke and the U.S. biathlon team.

Burke became the first American to medal at the sprint distance Saturday, two days after he matched the best U.S. finish in any biathlon event with a silver in the 20-kilometer. It's the first time the Americans have been on the biathlon podium twice in one week.

"It helps my confidence," said Burke, who was third in the 10-kilometer race behind Norwegians Ole Einar Bjorndalen and Emil Hegle Svendsen. ...

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