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Russia wins gold in women's biathlon relay

February 23, 2010 |  1:37 pm

Russia won the gold medal in the women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Tuesday.

Russia finished the race 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.

The U.S. team of Sara Studebaker (Boise, Idaho), Lanny Barnes (Durango, Colo.), Haley Johnson (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Laura Spector (Lenox, Mass.) finished 17th with a time of 1:15:47.5.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada