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Biathlete Martin Fourcade shakes off Michael Phelps comparison

Martin Fourcade

Martin Fourcade

AP

French biathlete Martin Fourcade hopes to score a big medal haul at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but he laughed off Michael Phelps comparisons, as Reuters reports.

“It’s a bit too cold for me to wander on the snow in my underwear,” Fourcade said about the comparison.

Fourcade, 25, debuted in the Olympics in 2010, taking a silver in the mass start. He is hoping to sweep the four individual events, which begin with the sprint on Saturday.

He admitted to being anxious about waiting on Thursday.

“We’ve been talking about Sochi for four years, I really want to race now,” Fourcade said.

Waiting might be difficult, but braving the pressure, conditions and competition will be the hardest part.

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