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Norway women win, Finns cross first in men's race

Posted Feb 19, 2014 by Dmitriy Rogovitskiy (Reuters)
Norway, anchored by five-times Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen, won the women's team sprint at the Winter Games on Wednesday while Finland were first across the line in the men's race ...
Norway s Marit Bjoergen competes in the women s cross-country team sprint classic final during the 2...
Norway's Marit Bjoergen competes in the women's cross-country team sprint classic final during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
MICHAEL DALDER, Reuters

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Norway, anchored by the indomitable Marit Bjoergen, won the women's team sprint classic gold medal at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games on Wednesday.

Bjoergen paired up with Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg to bring Norway home in 16 minutes 04.05 seconds to win the country's fourth cross-country skiing title at these Games.

Aino-Kaisa Saarinen and Kerttu Niskanen took silver for Finland, 9.09 seconds behind.

Stina Nilsson beat Germany's Denise Herrmann in a pulsating dash to the line to claim bronze for Sweden with Ida Ingemarsdotter 19.77 seconds off the pace.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Peter Rutherford)