PYEONGCHANG, South Korea _ There was no fourth gold medal in Pyeongchang for Martin Fourcade in his final race, but France’s star biathlete did have the pleasure of shooting down a critic back home.

A couple of hours before the start of the men’s 4 x 7.5-kilometer relay on Friday, won by Sweden, Fourcade took issue on Twitter with a French columnist’s put-down of the Pyeongchang Games, where the biathlete has shone.

“Well documented, pertinent and spirted. The best of journalism,” Fourcade wrote in a clearly sarcastic tweet that quickly racked up RTs and likes.



The writer, Pierre Menes, shot back with a barb of his own: “Oh, the intern is sending a message,” suggesting that someone else writes Fourcade’s tweets for him.



To prove that it was him on the keyboard, Fourcade fired back a selfie of himself giving a thumbs-up.

“The intern embraces you!" he wrote.



France finished out of the medals in the men’s relay, in fifth place. With two golds and two silvers from the 2010 and 2014 games, Fourcade became France’s most decorated Olympian with his three golds in Pyeongchang.