Quentin Fillon Maillet clinched his second gold medal of Beijing 2022 in some style, finishing 28.6 seconds clear of his closest competitor in the men’s pursuit.
“I’m so proud of myself because today, the conditions were so hard – windy, snowing,” Fillon Maillet said, “It was a very, very hard fight during all the race.”
It’s been an incredible Games for the French cross-country skier, who has already been crowned Olympic champion in the 20km individual event and collected silver medals in the 10km sprint and the mixed relay.
“I never expected to have four medals in four races,” he said. “My goal, it’s to have one in relay and one in individual, but right now, I have four medals and that’s incredible.”
Nobody could get close to Maillet, with Norway’s Tarjei Bø in silver – adding to the gold and bronze he’s already picked up in Beijing – and Russian Eduard Latypov in bronze.