Ola Vigen Hattestad wins again

Ola Vigen Hattestad confirmed his supremacy this season by winning the men’s sprint at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championship in Liberec, Czech Republic on Wednesday Feb. 25.

Photo: www.liberec2009.com

Ola Vigen Hattestad went past Finland’s Sami Jauhojaervi with a furious finish to win his second gold in two days. Germany took silver after Alex Teichmann also came from behind to beat Jauhojaervi in a photo finish. Finland settled for bronze.

Hattestad also won Tuesday’s individual freestyle sprint and partnered with silver medalist Johan Kjølstad for the classical team race. They finished in 22 minutes, 48.5 seconds. Tobias Angerer teamed with Teichmann, finishing 0.5 seconds back. Ville Nousiainen and Jauhojaervi had the same time as Germany.

But for the first time in history, United States are on top of the standings in gold medals, with three to perennial power Norway’s two, as the Nordic worlds reached their halfway point today after 10 events. Norway leads the overall medal count six to five over the Americans, reports Universalsports.com.

Source: Associated Press.

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