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Finn Collects Fourth Medal

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Sat, Mar  3, 2007 - By US Ski Team

SAPPORO, Japan (March 3) - Finland's Virpi Kuitunen collected her fourth medal - her third gold - of the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as she won the 30K classic technique title Saturday by 6.9 seconds of Norway's Kristin Stoermer Steira. Caitlin Compton (Minneapolis), the lone U.S. entry, did not finish.

Kuitunen, who got a gold in the team sprint and the women's 4x5K relay (plus bronze in the sprint), skied to the 30K title in 1:29.47.1 with Stoermer Steira the silver medalist in 1:29.54.0. Therese Johaug, another Norwegian was the surprise bronze medalist (1:31.09.9).

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