OSLO, March 20 (LETA) - Latvia's Andrejs Rastorgujevs won silver at the men's mass start in Oslo on Sunday, the closing event of this year's Biathlon World Cup.
This is Rastorgujevs' first-ever podium finish, and second place is his best result to date. He is Latvia's third biathlete after Olegs Maluhins and Ilmars Bricis to win a medal at a Biathlon World Cup event.
Rastorgujevs, with two penalties, lost 17.4 seconds to the winner, Martin Fourcade of France, who hit all targets. Austria's Simon Eder, with one penalty, finished third 32.4 seconds back.
Fourcade has finished in first place in the overall standings, with a total of 1,322 points. Russia's Anton Shipulin is in second place with 918 points to his name, and Johannes Thingnes Bo (Norway) is third with 812 points. Rastorgujevs has closed the season in 21st place with 445 points.