Bjoerndalen anchors gold-medal winning Norway

Bjoerndalen anchors gold-medal winning Norway

Published Feb. 26, 2010 4:01 p.m. ET

A flag-waving Ole Einar Bjoerndalen anchored Norway to a resounding victory in the men's biathlon relay, the sixth gold medal for the most decorated biathlete in history.

Behind Bjoerndalen's brilliant final leg, the Norwegians covered the Whistler Olympic Park course in 1 hour, 21 minutes, 38.1 seconds in steady snowfall Friday.

Christoph Sumann edged Russia's Evgeny Ustyugov, giving Austria the silver. The Austrians were 38.6 seconds behind Norway. Russia was 38.8 seconds back for the bronze.