Cross Country Skiing Medal Results from Olympics 2014 Team Sprint Classical

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Cross Country Skiing Medal Results from Olympics 2014 Team Sprint Classical
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After a wild day of action at the 2014 Winter Olympics, it was Team Finland’s Iivo Niskanen and Sami Jauhojaervi that won the gold medal in the men’s team sprint classical finals and Team Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg that stole the show and first place on the women’s side.

 

Men's Recap

Men's Team Sprint Classic Final Results
Finish Team Time
1 Finland 23:14.89
2 Russia 23:15.86
3 Sweden 23:30.01
4 Norway 23:33.55
5 Switzerland 23:35.90
6 United States 23:49.95
7 Germany 23:57.02
8 Kazakhstan 24:01.38
9 Czech Republic 24:01.83
10 France DNF

Source: NBCOlympics.com and Sochi2014.com

Infostrada Sports talks about Finland’s victory in the men’s classification:

Staying with the men’s event, the Finnish winners were challenged by the Russian duo of Maxim Vylegzhanin and Nikita Kriukov. With the raucous crowd along and inside the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center cheering on the home team, the Russians were able to win the silver medal, finishing under one second behind the eventual winners.

American men’s cross country star Erik Bjornsen spoke with Kevin Tresolini of the USA Today before Wednesday’s events about his success in the semifinals:

I saw the places in front of me and I figured if everything went great I could catch a few. I was able to catch two, which I was happy about, and maybe put in some time on that next group of people.

The Swedish pair of Emil Joensson and Teodor Peterson brought home the bronze, and Team USA’s Bjornsen and Simeon Hamilton were forced to settle for an eighth place finish.

 

Women's Recap

Ladies' Team Sprint Classic Final Results
Finish Team Time
1 Norway 16:04.05
2 Finland 16:13.14
3 Sweden 16:23.82
4 Germany 16:24.97
5 Poland 16:35.54
6 Russia 16:44.91
7 Switzerland 16:45.47
8 United States 16:48.08
9 Austria 16:49.16
10 Slovenia 16:57.98

Source: NBCOlympics.com and Sochi2014.com

On the women’s side, the team sprint classical was a fierce battle that helped the event live up to expectations. While the Norwegians have struggled at times during these Winter Games, it was the pairing of Bjoergen and Flugstad Oestberg that took home the gold medal with an impressive time of 16:04.05.

Norway’s duo was second after the first round, but managed to sneak into first after Round 2 and never released their grip on the gold.

Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen and Nordic News shared just how dominant the Nordic portion of the globe was on Wednesday:

The Finnish team of Kerttu Niskanen and Aino-Kaisa Saarinen finished just under 10 second behind the Norwegian team and managed to take home the silver medal for Finland.

Sweden’s Ida Ingemarsdotter and Stina Nilsson managed to win the bronze medal.

Team USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell finished eighth with a time of 16:48.08.

 

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The excitement surrounding the cross country events continues to grow with every passing medal round, but there are more events yet to come in the sport.

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Not only is the ladies' 30-kilometer mass start free scheduled for Saturday—look for gold medalist Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland to contend for another podium finish—but the men’s 50-kilometer mass start free will also feature plenty of action on Sunday as the final event in cross country.

In the men’s event, look for gold medalist Dario Cologna from Switzerland and the Swedish pair of Johan Olsson and Daniel Richardsson to challenge the always strong Norwegians for medals in the 30-kilometer finale.

 

Updated Medal Standings

 

*All stats and information via NBCOlympics.com and Sochi2014.com.

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