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Norway's Falla, Oestberg go 1-2 in women's sprint free final

<p>Norwegian cross country skiers Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg finished 1-2 in the women's sprint free final Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics.</p>

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Norwegian cross country skiers Maiken Caspersen Falla and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg finished 1-2 in the women's sprint free final Tuesday at the Sochi Olympics.

Falla, who finished 20th in this event in Vancouver, crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 35.49 seconds to claim her first Olympic medal.

The 23-year-old Oestberg followed in second, edging bronze medalist Vesna Fabjan of Slovakia by just .02 seconds to secure her first Olympic medal as well.

Sophie Caldwell put forth the best performance in this event by an American woman in Olympic history by making the final, but was tripped up late in the race and finished in sixth place.

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