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Men's Individual Sprint Features First Photo Finish of Pyeongchang Games

Both U.S. men Erik Bjornsen and Simeon Hamilton failed to advance past the quarterfinals

What to Know

  • The gold was never really in doubt as Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo led from start to finish
  • The real battle was for second as Italy's Federico Pellegrino edged out Olympic Athlete from Russia's Alexander Bolshunov for silver
  • Klaebo finished in 3 minutes, 5.75 seconds. Pellegrino at 3 minutes, 7.09 seconds and Bolshunov just behind the Italian at 3 minutes, 7.11s

The men's individual sprint came down to a photo finish -- for silver. The gold was never really in doubt as Norway's Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo led from start to finish, winning with ease.

The real battle was for second as Italy's Federico Pellegrino edged out Olympic Athlete from Russia's Alexander Bolshunov for silver.

Klaebo finished in 3 minutes, 5.75 seconds. Pellegrino at 3 minutes, 7.09 seconds and Bolshunov just behind the Italian at 3 minutes, 7.11 seconds.

Klaebo and Pellegino finished 1-2 in the first semifinal to earn a spot in the finals. Norway's Paal Golberg and Bolshunov the two fastest non-automatic qualifiers also advanced to the six-man final.

In the second and slower semifinal, Finland's Ristomatti Hakola and Sweden's Oskar Svensson advanced. Both were over two seconds slower than the "lucky losers."

Both U.S. men Erik Bjornsen and Simeon Hamilton failed to advance past the quarterfinals. See the full results here.

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