Kowalczyk, Cologna win World Cup sprints
Friday, January 20, 2012
OTEPAA, Estonia (AP) -- Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland edged Marit Bjoergen of Norway to win a 1.2-kilometer classic cross-country World Cup race.
Kowalczyk kept her lead throughout Saturday's race before finishing 0.1 seconds ahead of the World Cup leader in 3 minutes, 18.4 seconds.
Russia's Natalia Matveeva took third, 0.9 seconds back.
In the men's 1.4-kilometer event, Dario Cologna of Switzerland finished 0.3 seconds in front of Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad after clocking 3:29.8.
Eirik Brandsdal of Norway was third.