OLYMPICS: Gregorin Claims Bronze in Biathlon Pursuit

Sochi, 11 February - Slovenia claimed its second bronze medal of the day at the Sochi Games, as Teja Gregorin crossed the line third in the women's 10km biathlon pursuit event on Tuesday.

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Teja Gregorin wins second bronze medal of the day in Sochi.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

The 33-year-old Gregorin pulled out a medal-winning performance in the final 2.5 kilometres of the race, after standing in 10th place with 2 km to go.

Following a flawless performance on the fourth and final shooting stage, Gregorin put on a frantic run to move up from sixth to third in the final five minutes of the race.

The event was dominated by Darya Domracheva of Belarus, who crossed the line in 29:30.7.

Tora Berger of Norway finished second, 34 seconds behind Domracheva, while Gregorin crossed the line 42 seconds behind the winner.

Gregorin extends Slovenia's medal count in Sochi to three (one silver, two bronze) and to 14 in all Winter Games to date.

The medal is the second bronze of the day for Slovenia, who saw Vesna Fabjan take bronze in the women's cross country pursuit earlier in the afternoon.

© STA, 2014