Marcus defeated all the Norwegians on their home snow and stole the gold medal in sprint free. Peter Northug claims silver medal and Emil Joensson, Salomon Boots and Bindings, takes bronze.
Hellner showed great speed all day left no doubt that he is a threat in each and every freestyle event. The Olympic Champion now ads World Champion to his titles. Hellner opened a 10 meter gap at half distance and had spare time to enjoy his victory at the line. Petter Northug took silver medal just ahead of event favorite Emil Joensson (SWE) and claims bronze. Defending World Champion Ola Vige Hattestad finished fourth. Jesper Moden, Salomon boots bindings, added to Sweden’s great day in 5th.
Marit Bjoergen gave to Norwegian fans first Gold medal. Probably the least expect one. Bjoergen dominated the sprint and beat Arianna Follis (Salomon Boots Bindings) of Italy and Petra Majdic of Slovenia. Marit Bjoergen was very strong the whole day. She won qualifying session and dominated all the heats. In the final she spurted everybody and seized gold medal. Defending champion Arianna Follis of Italy finished second. Petra Majdic brought to Slovenia bronze medal. 4 Fabjan Vesna 5 Justyna Kowalczyk (Salomon Boots Bindings) 6 Alena Prochazkova (Salomon Boots Bindings).
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