In Beijing, Norway, Johannes Thingnes Bo steered to Winter Olympic history; as they triumph a record-breaking 15th gold.
In the men’s mass, Bo’s victory starts biathlon was his fourth gold of the Games and medal overall his fifth.
At a Winter Games of 14, his country’s tally surpassed the previous best, in 2010, first achieved by Canada.
Meanwhile, Marte Olsbu Roseland of Norway has become the first person; at a Winter Games to win a medal in all four individual biathlon events.
In the women’s mass, Roseland took bronze start biathlon, in the sprint, to add to the gold she earned and pursuit biathlon events, and in the individual bronze.
In the mixed relay, the 31-year-old also won gold, meaning in a single Winter Games; she is the first woman to win five biathlon medals.
In the women’s mass, Justine Braisaz-Bouchet took a gold medal in the start event, ever to do so; becoming the first Frenchwoman.
To win a mass start medal, Tiril Eckhoff is the first female biathlete at three successive Games, in second.
In the men’s event, As Bo is 28 years old now and he took the victory, at a single Games, he became the third biathlete to win five medals after France’s Quentin Fillon Maillet, at Beijing, who claimed gold in the individual, and pursuit events, plus silver in the sprint and both relays, and Roseland.
With another Norwegian, Martin Ponsilouma of Sweden, took silver, Vetle Sjaastad Christiansen winning bronze.