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Norway's skier Maiken Caspersen Falla wins women's sprint free

February 11, 2014, 17:40 UTC+3

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg got silver, Slovenia’s Vesna Fabjan won bronze

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Maiken Caspersen Falla finishing in  sprint free

Maiken Caspersen Falla finishing in sprint free

© ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin

SOCHI, February 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Norway’s skier Maiken Caspersen Falla was the first in Monday’s race at the Laura Cross Country Ski course in Russia’s Sochi to win the Olympic gold in ladies’ sprint free.

Falla, 23, finished the distance in 2 minutes 35.49 seconds, while her teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg crossed the finish line only 0.38 seconds later to bring Norway the Olympic silver.

The bronze went to Slovenia’s Vesna Fabjan, who raced for silver until the very last moment, but the photo finish proved in favor of Norway’s Oestberg.

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