Sport in Short: Skiing

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WORLD CUP FREESTYLE BALLET (La Plagne, Fr): Men: 1 R Kristiansen (Nor) 30.20pts; 2 F Becker (Fr) 29.80; 3 R Franco (It) 26.80. Overall: 1 Kristiansen 600pts; 2 Becker 580; 3 H Baumgartner (Swit) 544. Women: 1 E Breen (US) 26.60; 2 A Johansson (Swe) 24.75; 3 J Snell (GB) 22.60. GB: 16 V Simpson 19.45; 17 J Curry 18.35. Overall: 1 Breen 600; 2 S Petzold (US) 572; 3 Johansson 548; 4 Snell 540.

NORDIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Falun, Swe): Men's pursuit (15km plus 10km classic): 1 B Daehlie (Nor) 1hr 1min 45sec; 2 V Smirnov (Kaz) same time; 3 S Fauner (It) +1min 10.5sec. GB: 64 D Belam +6:27.6; 85 D Brown +10:29.3; 86 M Palmer +10:30.6; 91 J Read +11:51.4. Overall: 1 Dahlie 592pts; 2 Smirnov 540; 3 V Ulvang (Nor) 531. Team standings: 1 Norway 2,311pts; 2 Italy 1,308; 3 Sweden 1,051; 14 GB 76. Medals (after seventh day): Norway (Golds 5, Silvers 2, Bronzes 3); Russia (2-2-1); Kazakhstan (0-2-1); Italy (1-0-1); Finland (0-1-1); Japan (1-0- 0); Czech Republic (0-1-0); Austria (0-0-1).

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