facebook
twitter
search
search

Olympic Medal: Women's Cross-Country Relay

Feb. 15, 2014 at 6:32 AM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sweden won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the women's cross-country relay, a race that covered 20 kilometers.

The Swedish team was made up of Anna Haag, Ida Ingemarsdotter, Charlotte Kalla and Emma Wiken.

That quartet won by a half second over Finland. Germany took the bronze, finishing nine-tenths of a second behind Sweden.

Norway was the defending champion in this race and had failed to medal in it just once in the last nine Olympics. The Norwegians finished fifth, almost a minute out of the lead.

Kalla became the first athlete at the Sochi Olympics with three medals. She won a silver in both the skiathlon and the 10-kilometer classic race.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension