Hakkinen helps U.S. team to 9th-place finish

HOCHFILZEN, Austria — Norway won the opening men’s and women’s relay races of the biathlon World Cup season on Sunday.
The men’s team of Rune Brattsveen, Lars Berger, Emil Hegle Svendsen and Tarjei Boe missed seven targets, and Boe had to complete a penalty lap before finishing the 4x7.5-kilometer race in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 52.9 seconds.
Russia missed missed five times and avoided an extra round to take second, trailing Norway by 13.9 seconds.
France had six shooting mistakes and also stayed clear of penalty laps to come 31.0 seconds back in third.
The United States team, with Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen plus Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Leif Nordgren, finished ninth.
Later Sunday, the Norwegian women overcame missing 10 targets to earn their first 4x6K relay World Cup victory in three years.


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