Cross-Country Skiing Crash Gifts Emil Joensson a Bronze Medal

By Stephen Douglas
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Norway’s Ola Vigen Hattestad won the Men’s Spring Free Finals with Sweden’s Teodor Peterson and Emil Joensson capturing the silver and bronze respectively. A medal seemed an impossibility for Joensson just moments before the finish, as he looked ready to give up while languishing in last place. Suddenly, Anders Gloeersen, Sergey Ustiugov, and Marcus Hellner were involved in a three-skier pile-up and Joensson coasted to a third-place finish.

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