On the last day of racing in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Sweden defended its relay title in the women’s 4 x 3.3 k, with Anna Dyvik, Sofia Henriksson, Maja Dahlqvist, and Jonna Sundling, topping Russia by 7.7 seconds for the win. Norway took third, finishing 26.8 seconds after Sweden.
Canada placed 10th with Frédérique Vézina, Dahria Beatty, Anne-Marie Comeau, and Katherine Stewart-Jones. The Americans finished 12th of 14 teams with Nichole Bathe, Marion Woods, Stephanie Kirk, and Sloan Storey.
Norway won its fourth gold of the championships in the men’s 4 x 5 k, with Eivind Krane Heimdal, Petter Reistad, Johan Hoel, and Eirik Sverdrup Augdal, by 1 second over France, and just another tenth of a second over Russia in third.
The U.S. men placed 12th of 18 teams, with Adam Martin, Lars Hannah, Thomas O’Harra, and Patrick Caldwell. Canada was 13th with Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier, Alexis Dumas, Scott Hill, and Benjamin Wilkinson-Zan.