Norwegian biathlon star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen on Wednesday won a record 13th medal at the Winter Olympics by taking gold in the mixed relay at the Sochi Games.
The Czech Republic team won silver and the Italian team took bronze.
Bjoerndalen, 40, now holds the record outright after overtaking his compatriot, the cross country ski legend Bjoern Daehlie, who won 12 medals at Winter Olympics. He has now also won eight gold medals at Winter Olympics, equalling Daehlie's own record. In all he has eight gold, four silver and one bronze, winning the 10km sprint in 1998, 2002 and 2014. He won the 12.5km pursuit in 2002 and won a silver in 2006.
His only bronze medal came at Turin in 2006 in the Mass start, while in the 20km individual he won gold at Salt Lake City in 2002 and silver at Turin and Vancouver 2010. In team events he took the gold as part of a four man relay in 2002 and 2010 and silver in 1998. While today he won his first ever gold as part of a mixed relay team of two men and two women.