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Switzerland's Cologna wins men's skiathlon; Harvey 18th

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2/9/2014 6:48:40 AM
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Switzerland's Dario Cologna had the strongest finish to win the men's 30-kilometer skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, showing he's back to full fitness after a season disrupted by an ankle injury.
 
Cologna finished in 1 hour, 8 minutes, 15.4 seconds for his second Olympic gold medal. Marcus Hellner was 0.4 seconds behind to win silver, with Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway taking bronze.

Canadians Alex Harvey, Ivan Babikov and Graeme Killick finished 18th, 25th and 45th, respectively. 

Cologna pulled away from a quartet of skiers at the top of the final uphill section and then held off defending champion Hellner of Sweden on the final straight.

Cologna is a three-time overall World Cup winner. He needed surgery to repair an ankle ligament in November and only returned to competition last month.

  
With files from CBC Sports

 

Dario Cologna (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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