Winter Olympics 2018: The French Women’s Relay Wins the Bronze Medal in Biathlon

Winter Olympics 2018
Biathletes French bronze medalists in relay at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

This Thursday, France has just equalled its medal record at the Winter Olympics by winning the bronze medal at the women’s biathlon relay.

Now 15 medals! France has just matched its medal record at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang . This Thursday 22nd February, the women’s relay won the bronze in the biathlon. The ladies, Marie Dorin Habert, Anais Bescond, Justine Braisaz and Anais Chevalier, were 12 seconds ahead of Norway and finished behind Sweden and Belarus.

The day before Maurice Manificat and Richard Jouve returned to the French cross-country ski a second bronze medal, in the team sprint .

France is currently ranking 6th in the medals table with 15 medals. It  can still hope to beat this record since there are still three days of competition by the end of the Olympics, including the relay men in biathlon on Friday.

In Sochi four years ago, the biathlon girls had not brought back any medals.

Marie Dorin and Anaïs Bescond clinched their second medal at the Pyeongchang Games after the gold medal at the mixed relay.

The Blues have pocketed so far 5 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze. They had never done better so far at the gold medal level: in Sochi, as at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 or Grenole in 1968, France had four.

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