Norwegians win both individual sprint races
Following Maiken Caspersen Fallain’s victory, the men’s sprint ski race was won by Ola Vigen Hattestad. Scandinavians took the entire podium.
Hattestad also was first on the track ever since the qualifying round. In the final race, four athletes had a fall. Norwegian and Swede got to the front. In the finish line, Hattestad outrun Theodore Peterson. Another skier from Sweden, Emil Jönsson, won the bronze. Russian Sergey Ustiugov wasw only fifth at the finish. A Vancouver Olympic sprint champion Nikita Kryukov this time didn’t even make it to semi-finals.
Ukrainians Ruslan Perekhoda and Alexei Krasovskiy took 50th and 81th place, respectively.