Updated: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 20:40 | By Agence France-Presse

Bjoergen takes Norway to women's cross country sprint gold

Norway's cross country skiing superstar Marit Bjoergen on Wednesday took her country to victory in the women's team sprint race, the fifth Olympic gold of her career.


Bjoergen takes Norway to women's cross country sprint gold

Gold medalists Marit Bjoergen (L) and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg of Norway celebrate at the finish line in the women's cross-country team sprint final in Rosa Khutor near Sochi on February 19, 2014 - by Odd Andersen

Bjoergen raced with Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg in the relay, where teams of two women each perform three alternate sprints.

In a clean sweep for the nordic nations, Norway finished in 16 min 4.05sec, with Finland 9.09sec behind for silver. Sweden took the bronze in 16min 23.82sec.

Bjoergen had already won the skiathlon at Sochi 2014 to go with her three golds from Vancouver 2010.

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