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Skiing - Nilsson notches World Cup double in Dresden

Nilsson notches World Cup double in Dresden
By Sportsbeat

13/01/2019 at 13:49Updated 13/01/2019 at 13:50

Stina Nilsson capped a superb weekend with team sprint victory as Sweden combined for a one-two at the Cross-Country World Cup in Dresden.

Nilsson, who raced to a fourth individual World Cup victory of the season yesterday, grabbed emphatic gold alongside Maja Dahlqvist in the team event a day later with a 24:02.45s race.

Compatriots Ida Ingemarsdotter and Jonna Sundling, racing as the nation’s second string, secured silver over a minute behind in a photo finish for a place on the podium over 6x1.6km.

They finished in exactly the same time as Norway and United States but clinched second by a nose, with Norwegians Mari Eide and Maiken Caspersen Falla settling for bronze.

Sweden trail leaders Norway and Russia in the overall cross-country Nations Cup, with the third team event of the season set for Ulricehamn later this month.

Sportsbeat 2019