WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (West Point, New York, US) Short course finals: Men 4.7km: 1 P Thoresen (Nor) 22min 34sec; 2 T Karpinnen (Fin) 23.00; 3 M Johansson (Swe) 23.26; 4= S Hale (GB), J Tvedt (Nor) 23.27. Other British: 18 S Palmer 24.31; 35 M Bagness 26.10; 40 S Nicholson 27.01. Women 3.6km: 1 A Bogren (Swe) 20.39; 2 M Skogum (Swe) 21.10; 3 E Koskivaara (Fin) 21.11. British: 9 Y Hague 22.32; 25 J James 24.54; 43 H Monro 29.08.Reuse content
STEVE HALE produced Britain's best world championship result at West Point, New York, yesterday as he finished equal fourth behind the title winner, Peter Thoresen, of Norway, in the short-course championship, missing a bronze medal by one second.