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French biathlete sent to hospital


French biathlete Marie Laure Brunet collapsed during the women’s biathlon relay on Friday and was taken to a hospital for medical checkups.

The 25-year-old lost consciousness during the opening leg of the 4×6-km relay and was carried off the course.

Team doctor Thomas Lacroix says initial tests were “reassuring even if she was in a state of hyperventilation. We need to make additional checks tonight and tomorrow.”

Brunet hit all five targets in the first shooting and collapsed on her way out of the stadium on the second 2-km lap.