In a dramatic relay, Sweden’s second team won the World Cup Sprint Relay during the World Cup final in Grindelwald, Switzerland this Sunday. Norway’s first team was closest to the Swedes after leading the relay with nearly half a minute before the last leg. Switzerland’s second team finished third.
The two main favourites were disqualified and taken out of the relay after three legs when they were fighting in the top; Switzerland 1 for a mispunch on the second leg and Sweden 1 for running into a forbidden area on the first leg. This made the relay more dramatic and more open than expected – suddenly Norway was in a clear lead with Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul on the last leg with Sweden’s young star Sara Hagström chasing. Hagström proved to have the fastest finish, and could celebrate yet another relay victory for Sweden – and a clear victory in the overall relay World Cup.
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