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Winter Olympics Cross-country star Musgrave skis to Britain's best-ever finish

ANDREW MUSGRAVE secured the best Winter Olympics result by a British cross-country skier with seventh as Norway claimed a clean sweep of the 30km skiathlon podium in Pyeongchang yesterday.

Simen Hegstad Kruger led the Norwegian 1-2-3 ahead of Martin Johnsrud (silver) and Hans Christer Holund (bronze).

The 27-year-old Scot, at his third Olympics, was behind only Kruger, who had a clear lead, as the skiers entered the stadium for the final time, with 3.75km remaining.

Musgrave finished 25.7 seconds behind Kruger.

“It’s a decent result but I’m not at the Olympics to come seventh. I’m here to fight for a win,” Musgrave said.

Redmond Gerard became the first Winter Olympics gold medallist born this millennium with a surprise snowboard slopestyle gold medal on day two of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

At 17 years and 227 days, the US snowboarder became the second youngest male athlete to win an individual gold medal at a Winter Games, after Finnish ski jumper Toni Nieminen in 1992.

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