Russia wins women's Olympic biathlon relay

BY foxsports • February 23, 2010

Russia has won the women's biathlon relay after Olga Zaitseva easily protected her team's massive lead on the final leg.

Olga Medvedtseva had pulled away for the Russians on the third leg to give Zaitseva a 45-second head start on German rival Andrea Henkel at the last exchange.

Russia finished the 4x6-kilometer race Tuesday in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 36.3 seconds. France took the silver after finishing 32.8 seconds behind. Germany settled for bronze, 37.1 seconds back.

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