SAPPORO, Japan (Feb. 23) - U.S. sprinters Kikkan Randall (Anchorage,
AK) and Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA) narrowly missed qualifying for the
freestyle team sprint final heats Friday, finishing just 2.7 seconds out
of the top-5 as Finland moved on to take women's gold on Day Two of the
2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
Italy won the men's 1.4K event
with the U.S. team (Andy Newell - Shaftsbury, VT, and Torin Koos -
Leavenworth, WA) in 15th.
Randall and Laura Valaas pose in the finish area following the team
sprint, the second competition held in the Sapporo Dome (credit: Doug
Haney/U.S. Ski Team)
Photos from Sapporo are available at http://ussa.smugmug.com
Audio of Randall and Valaas is available at www.ussamedia.com
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