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Olympics: Italy take bronze in biathlon mixed relay

Azzurri come behind Norway and Czech Republic

19 February, 16:58
Olympics: Italy take bronze in biathlon mixed relay (ANSA) - Rome, February 19 - Italy won the bronze medal in the biathlon mixed relay event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday, taking the nation's medal tally up to seven. The Italian team of Dorothea Wierer, Karin Oberhofer, Dominik Windish and Lukas Hofer came behind gold medallists Norway and the Czech Republic.

Earlier in the Games, short-track skater Arianna Fontana won two individual medals, bronze in the 1,500-metres and silver in the 500m, and helped Italy come third in the 3,000 relay event.

Italian skier Christof Innerhofer won two more medals: silver in the men's downhill and bronze in the super combined.

Armin Zoeggeler's bronze in the luge is the other medal Italy has won in Sochi so far.