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Joensson, Prochazkova grab wins

1/16/2009

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Emil Joensson of Sweden and Alena Prochazkova of Slovakia won World Cup cross-country ski races Friday at Whistler Olympic Park, a venue for the 2010 Games.

Joensson captured a 1.6-kilometer classic sprint for the second World Cup victory of his career. Norway's Ola Vigen Hattestad was second and Germany's Josef Wenzl was third.

Prochazkova won the women's 1.3-kilometer classic sprint for her first World Cup victory. She was followed by Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland was Anna Olsson of Sweden.