Anastasia Kuzmina of Slovakia won Olympic gold in the biathlon sprint in Sochi. Kuzmina also won gold in this race in Vancouver. She has become the first biathlete to win individual races in one discipline in two consecutive Olympic Games.
Russian Olga Vilukhina, debuting at the Olympic Games, won tthe first silver medal for the Russian team.
Ukrainian biathlete, Vita Semerenko came third, this was also her first Olympic medal.