Dario Cologna Claims Olympic Gold in Men’s Skiathlon

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Bulgaria: Dario Cologna Claims Olympic Gold in Men’s Skiathlon Dario Cologna of Switzerland leads the pack during the men`s 15km + 15km Skiathlon competition in the Laura Cross Country Center at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 09 February 2014. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Dario Cologna claimed gold for Switzerland in the men’s skiathlon 15km classic + 15km free competition, Sunday.

Sweden’s Marcus Hellner finished in second-place to win the silver and Martin Sunbdy of Norway took home the bronze.

The Russian top finishers landed in fourth and fifth. If it has not been by a late move from Sunbdy in the final strides of the race, Russia would have earned their first medal as the host of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

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