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Sweden wins cross-country relay

Updated: February 15, 2014, 6:44 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy prerace favorite Norway failed to win a medal.

Kalla was far behind Finland's Krista Lahteenmaki and Germany's Denise Herrmann after the final exchange but gradually erased the deficit and caught up to the two leaders going into the stadium.

On the final straight, the Swede ...

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