DUSSELDORF, Germany (Oct. 28) – Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) collided with another racer in his semifinal heat of the season-opening sprint Saturday but rebounded to finish eighth. Newell was fourth-fastest in qualifying.
There was no shake-up on the women's side, as Norwegian World Cup Champion Marit Bjorgen wasted no time proving that she is still the woman to beat. She won the prologue as well as the A-Final to earn 100 points towards her goal of a 6th straight World Cup season title in Sprinting. Natalia Matveeva of Russia earned her first World Cup podium by taking second, and Norwegian Ella Gjoemle was third.
Last Year: Marit Bjorgen On Top In Germany
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Tomorrow is the sprint relay event.
Sources: USSA, Eurosport, FIS