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In the 12.5 km pursuit, French Vincent Defrasne wins the gold medal by 2.7 seconds in an exciting finish. Defrasne completes the course in 35:20.2, triumphing over 5 time Olympic gold medallist Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who settles this time for silver, capturing his 8th Olympic medal. The bronze medal is received by German Sven Fischer. Biathlon 12.5Km Pursuit Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Vincent Defrasne (FRA), Ole Einar Bjorndalen (NOR), Sven Fischer (GER)