Lahti #6

More high drama at the Lahti World Ski Championships in Finland yesterday: Americans Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen, wearing the US women’s team’s trademark striped socks, took third in the Team Sprint, above: Diggins collapsed after outsprinting Sweden’s Stina Nilsson (photo below). Norway’s  Emil Iversen lost first place for himself and his teammate Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo after breaking a pole in a collision with 200 meters to go. His crash with Finn Ivo Niskanen as Niskanen was passing him in front of tens of thousands of roaring home-crowd fans brought a collective sigh of despair from the crowd and opened the way for Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov, below, to win. Niskanen got up and took the bronze. Iversen skied in with his broken pole, below. Click here for details at    

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