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According to Jack Sasseville of CBC, Calgary native Nathan Smith should be very pleased with his 13th place biathlon finish on Saturday at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Sasseville was quoted as saying a top ten finish would be as good as gold for Smith, who was in the top ten for a major part of the 10km biathlon sprint before some late finishers bettered Smith's time.

While the headlines from the men's 10km biathlon sprint on Saturday was the fact that forty year old Ole Einar Bjorndahlen of Norway became the oldest athlete to win a Winter Olympic gold medal (also the seventh in hs career) in an individual event and that Jean-Philippe Leguellec placed a very respectable fifth, Smith wore bib number one, was timed at 25:09.7 and posted a better result than pre-medal favourites Simon Schempp of Germany and Evgeny Ustyugov of Russia.

Smith's unexpected 13th should give him confidence in the men's 12.5 km biathlon pursuit which will go Monday (Sportsnet, 8:00 a.m.). In the 12.5 km pursuit, will start 13th, the same place he finished in the 10km sprint.

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