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Sochi 2014

Norway Wins Women’s Cross-Country Ski Sprint at Sochi Olympics

Topic: 2014 Winter Olympics

Maiken Caspersen Falla (center)
17:42 11/02/2014
Tags: Sochi Olympics, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Norway

 

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia, February 11 (R-Sport) – Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla skied to Olympic gold in the women’s cross-country sprint Tuesday, beating more renowned athletes.

Falla charged over the line at the Laura Biathlon & Ski Complex to win by 0.38 seconds from fellow Norwegian Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, who in turn took the silver from Slovenia’s Vesna Fabjan by 0.02 seconds in a photo finish.

It is the second Norwegian cross-country gold of the Games after Marit Bjorgen won the women’s skiathlon Saturday.

Earlier Tuesday, US sprint gold medal favorite Kikkan Randall failed to get past the quarterfinals.

 

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