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.

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