Norway claims relay titles

Nove Mesto (Czech Republic), Jan 24 (IANS) Norway claimed the cross-country World Cup men’s and women’s team relay titles on Sunday.

The women’s team of Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, Heidi Weng, Therese Johaug and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen came home first in 50 minutes and 17.2 seconds in the 4x5km relay, ahead of the United States and Finland, reports Xinhua.

In the men’s 4×7.5k relay competition, Norway’s Sjur Roethe, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Mathias Rundgreen and Finn Haagen Krogh clocked an hour, eight minutes and 29 seconds.

Russia and Italy came second and third, respectively.

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