Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen could become the greatest winter Olympian of all time if the 40-year-old gets 13th medal at the Sochi Games.
Bjoerndalen, taking part in his sixth Games, drew level with compatriot Bjorn Daehlie when he clinched a 12th medal with gold in 10km sprint.
Bjoerndalen has devoured 19 world championship titles in his time and his performance on Saturday put his critics in their place after he was written off four years ago.
He won one gold medal in Vancouver in the relay event but had swept four gold in four events in Salt Lake City eight years earlier.
"Life is too short to give up. You always need to keep going on. I had some bad years with a lot of problems, but my motivation was never an issue," said Bjoerndalen.