Lindstroem finished 56 seconds ahead of Svendsen.
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Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men's Olympic 4 x 7.5-kilometer relay Friday, the final biathlon event of the games. Lindstroem held his nerve as Svendsen struggled on the final shoot, winning by 56 seconds.Lindstroem arrived at the final shoot fractionally ahead of Svendsen, but the latter's four misses handed the gold medal to Sweden and Lindstroem had time to high-five his coaching staff as he headed for the line.
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