Svendsen earns 20-kilometer gold
WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen denied countryman Ole Einar Bjoerndalen his sixth Olympic gold, beating his mentor in the men's 20-kilometer individual biathlon race.
Bjoerndalen was in position to win biathlon's biggest and toughest race Thursday, but he missed the first target on his final, standing shoot, costing him a 1-minute penalty. He finished 9.5 seconds behind Svendsen's winning time of 48 minutes, 22.5 seconds.
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