Ustyugov claims first Vancouver medal

Updated: February 21, 2010, 2:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Russian Evgeny Ustyugov finally earned a medal at the Vancouver Games, winning the men's 15-kilometer mass start biathlon race.

The World Cup leader shot cleanly to finish in 35 minutes, 35.7 seconds, beating Martin Fourcade of France by 10.5 seconds Sunday.

Pavol Hurajt of Slovakia won the bronze, finishing 16.6 seconds behind Ustyugov.


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