Biathlon: Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Bø secures Olympic bronze medal

Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB

Biathlete Johannes Thingnes Bø failed to defend his Olympic title in the 20-kilometer race, but he secured the bronze. Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet won the race.

“I got a little tired towards the end,” Thingnes Bø said. 

“I did quite a good job with bib number two. I was early on the course, fighting, and on the range. I was well prepared mentally, and I had a good feeling during the race.

“You always want to have the win, but I see so many sad faces here – they are not on the podium – so it helps a little bit because I know I am one of three who will get a medal.

“Now I want to take some recovery time, have some days off, then I look forward to sprint pursuit over the weekend,” Bø noted.

Fillon Maillet wins gold

A storming display of skiing helped Quentin Fillon Maillet of France to bounce back from two misses on the shooting range as he won the men’s individual 20km gold medal at the Beijing Olympics after another action-filled race, Reuters reports.

The Belarusian Anton Smolski came in second; he was 16.3 seconds ahead of Thingnes Bø in the finish.

On Saturday, the Bø brothers were part of the Norwegian winning team in the mixed relay.

Source: #Norway Today

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