Saturday, February 15, 2014
Sweden Wins First Gold After Dramatic Ski Race
Via The Local: Sweden took a thrilling gold in the women's 4x5km cross country relay, overtaking Finland and Germany in the last meters for a famous victory. Charlotte Kalla, who took the final leg, was jumped on in jubilation by her near incredulous team-mates, Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken and Anna Haag, when she collapsed on crossing the line. Kalla overtook Krista Lahteenmaki of Finland and Denise Hermann of Germany, with a fearsome sprint in the home straight where she made up a 20 second deficit to chase down the Finns and the Germans.