Marit Bjoergen
(l-r) Julia Ivanova, Marit Bjoergen
(l-r) Julia Ivanova, Marit Bjoergen, Justyna Kowalczyk
(l-r) Emil Joensson, Teodor Peterson

MARIT BJOERGEN AND EMIL JOENSSON WIN WORLD CUP SPRINTS IN LAHTI

04.03.2012
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The Norwegian Marit Bjoergen (Fischer skis and boots) and the Swede Emil Joensson (Fischer) have won the Classic-Sprint at the World Cup in Lahti (FIN). In the women’s race Julia Ivanova (RUS, Fischer) was the runner up in second place.
Bjoergen leads Fischer podium
Marit Bjoergen has won the Classic-Sprint on a challenging course in Lahti after she already had won the qualification. "I am really happy today. That are important 40 points for me today. In the final I pushed hard and I am happy to take the victory today", Bjoergen said after the race. Only 0.2 seconds behind her, Julia Ivanova took second place. Justyna Kowalczyk (Fischer skis and boots)  came in third place. The following positions were taken by Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR, Fischer) and Kikkan Randall (USA, Fischer).

Joensson back on the podium
After a long injury and illness break Emil Joensson celebrated a brilliant comeback on the World Cup podium. He won the sprint in Lahti despite a small fight with Russian Nikita Kriukov (3.) ahead of his teammate Teodor Peterson. "I am speechless. I had so many difficulties in the past weeks and today I am back on the top, I did not believe that this is possible", Joensson told the journalists at the press conference. Places four and five were taken by Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR. Fischer skis and boots) and Sami Jauhojärvi (FIN, Fischer skis and boots).
Men Sprint Lahti (FIN):
1. Emil Joensson
SWE 01
2. Teodor Peterson
SWE 02
3. Nikita Kriukov
RUS 03
4. Ola Vigen Hattestad
NOR 04
5. Sami Jauhojaervi
FIN 05
6. Gleb Retivykh
RUS 06
7. Fabio Pasini
ITA 07
8. Nikolay Morilov
RUS 08
9. Simon Persson
SWE 09
10. Siim Sellis
EST 10
11. Simeon Hamilton
USA 11
12. Robin Bryntesson
SWE 12
13. Johan Edin
SWE 13
14. Toni Ketelae
FIN 14
15. Andrew Newell
USA 15
Women Sprint Lahti (FIN):
1. Marit Bjoergen
NOR 01
2. Julia Ivanova
RUS 02
3. Justyna Kowalczyk
POL 03
4. Maiken Caspersen Falla
NOR 04
5. Kikkan Randall
USA 05
6. Anastasia Dotsenko
RUS 06
7. Natalia Matveeva
RUS 07
8. Anne Kylloenen
FIN 08
9. Charlotte Kalla
SWE 09
10. Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes
NOR 10
11. Katja Visnar
SLO 11
12. Nicole Fessel
GER 12
13. Daria Gaiazova
CAN 13
14. Masako Ishida
JPN 14
15. Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg
NOR 15