LAHTI, Finland Russia swept to victory within the group dash on the Nordic World Ski Championships after the Norwegian and Finnish skiers who have been battling for gold collided late on, inflicting each to fall.
Finland’s Iivo Niskanen had reeled in chief Emil Iversen of Norway and made his transfer to go coming into the ultimate bend, however the pair collided with one another and fell.
Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov swept previous the pair adopted carefully by Italy’s Federico Pellegrino, who got here second. Niskanen recovered to take the bronze for host nation Finland.
Within the girls’s race, Norway gained the gold medal forward of Russia, with the U.S. pipping Sweden to the bronze by simply zero.19 seconds.
(Reporting by Philip O’Connor in Stockholm; Enhancing by Toby Davis)