Matti Heikkinen wins gold at worlds
OSLO, Norway -- Matti Heikkinen won the first gold medal for Finland at the Nordic skiing world championships, holding off two Norwegians on Tuesday in the 15-kilometer classical-style race.
Heikkinen finished in 38 minutes, 14.7 seconds for his first world title after taking the bronze in the same event two years ago in Liberec, Czech Republic.
"I started to ski when I was 9," Heikkinen said. "I've had lots of bad days, lots of good days. But today was perfect."
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