Norway sweeps podium places as Krogh, Oestberg win sprints in cross-country ski World Cup

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DAVOS, Switzerland — Norway swept men's and women's podiums Sunday as Finn Haagen Krogh and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg won sprint races in the cross-country skiing World Cup.

Krogh covered the 1.3-kilometer course in 2 minutes 18.16 seconds, 0.62 faster than Anders Gloeersen. Third-placed Eirik Brandsdal trailed Krogh by 1.07.

His first World Cup victory this season closed the gap in overall standings to teammate Martin Johnsrud Sundby, who won Saturday's 15-kilometer classic race.

Oestberg's first victory left her third in the overall standings led by fellow Norwegian Marit Bjoergen.

Oestberg timed 2 minutes 33.72 seconds, edging Maiken Caspersen Falla by 0.57. Celine Brun-Lie was third, trailing the winner by 2.37.

The World Cup circuit stays in Davos next weekend for replacement races due to a lack of snow at La Clusaz, France.

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