Norway wins team event at Alpine skiing world championships

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CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Norway won the gold medal in the team event at the Alpine skiing world championships by beating Scandinavian neighbor Sweden.

Thea Louise Stjernesund, Sebastian Foss-Solevaag and Fabian Wilkens Solheim won their runs in the final to give Norway a 3-1 victory.

Germany beat defending champion Switzerland for bronze.

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Kristin Lysdahl and Kristina Riis-Johannessen were also on Norway’s team.

Solevaag stopped racing midway through his heat against Kristoffer Jakobsen when the Swede made a mistake and appeared to invade his course. The jury opted for a re-run and Solevaag won.

Solheim then won the decisive heat over Mattias Roenngren.

Sweden eliminated three-time champion Austria in the quarterfinals.

The U.S. finished fifth. Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the event, as expected, and returns for the giant slalom on Thursday and slalom on Saturday.

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