Ole Einar Bjoerdalen is the oldest winner of an Olympic gold medal in the history of the Winer Olympics. Can you imagine what great shape he is in to win the Gold in the men’s 10-kilometer sprint Saturday at the Sochi Games?
The guy is 40-years-old and he said he is in the best shape of his life. Not only did the 40-year-old become the oldest to ever win a gold medal, The Norwegian beat the record held by Canadian skeleton racer Duff Gibson, who was 39 when he won gold at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
After the event Bjoerndalen said; “I am in super form.” “I prepared well for this and I am feeling strong.”
He missed one target before finishing in 24 minutes, 33.5 seconds for his seventh career Olympic gold medal, leaving him one short of the all-time mark held by Norwegian cross-country skiing great Bjorn Daehlie.
This is his 12th olympic medal overall. He also tied Daehlie’s record for most medals won at the Winter Games. He is in great position to medal in the the men’s and the mixed relay competitions.
Bjoerndalen said; “I am just looking from race to race now.” “I try my best and then we’ll see what comes out in the end.”
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