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Victor Öhling Norberg in action before the crash. Photo: Pontus Lundahl / TT
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Victor Öhling Norberg crashes over the line. Photo: TT
Sochi 2014

Swedish gold medal hope crashes out of Olympics

One of today's big Swedish gold medal hopes, Victor Öhling-Norberg, crashed out of the quarter-finals in the men's skicross event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Leading up until the final jump, Öhling-Norberg fell as he landed, taking two other competitors with him.

With only the first two skiers qualifying to the next round, and Swiss Armin Niederer managing to cross the line standing up, Öhling-Norberg would have to have been the first of the fallen skiers to get his hand across the finishing line.

Russian Egor Korotkov made it first, knocking the Swedish medal hope out of the games.

Sweden's John Eklund was also knocked out of the games in another of the quarter-finals.

In further disappointments in the Winter Games on Thursday, Sweden's women's ice hockey team lost their bronze medal match against Switzerland. They lost a 2 - 0 lead in the third period, with the Swiss scoring three goals in just 12 minutes. The final score ended up at 3 - 4.

The men's team play Finland in the semi-final tomorrow.

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