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Russia takes Cross-Country World Cup team title in PyeongChang

All Headlines 22:12 February 05, 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) -- Russia edged out France to win the men's team sprint event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup in South Korea on Sunday.

Russia won the team event in 19 minutes and 34.11 seconds, beating France by 0.03 second at Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul.

PyeongChang staged the FIS World Cup for the first time this weekend as a test event for next year's Winter Olympics.

In the women's team sprint, Sweden finished first in 20:37.11, with Norway coming in second place by 1.71 seconds.

South Korea was shut out of the finals in both events. Kim Magnus, the country's top prospect with Youth Olympic titles to his credit, missed all races in PyeongChang due to flu-like symptoms.

Elin Mohlin (L on the center podium) and Maria Nordstroem of Norway celebrate their victory in the women's team sprint at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country World Cup at Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on Feb. 5, 2017. (Yonhap)

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