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Speedy Nilsson nets seventh World Cup win of season

Speedy Nilsson nets seventh World Cup win of season
By Sportsbeat

18/02/2017 at 13:52Updated 18/02/2017 at 13:54

Stina Nilsson produced another excellent skiing display as she secured a seventh World Cup victory of the season in the women's 1.3km sprint.

The 23-year-old Swede earned her victory after coming home in 2:49.96 in Otepaa, Estonia.

Nilsson was 0.27 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, Norwegian Maiken Caspersen Falla.

Falla’s compatriot and World Cup standings leader Heidi Weng finish third, 3.75 seconds behind Nilsson.

"I felt better and better during the day," Nilsson said.

Nilsson trails Falla by 142 points in the sprint standings, while Weng continues to look strong in the overall World Cup standings, which she leads by 356 points, with Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway in second.

Nilsson is fourth, while Falla is sixth overall. Sportsbeat 2017

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