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Norwegian cross-country star Klaebo challenges Bolt

Europe, Europa
14.02.2018
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - Norway‘s new cross-country ski star Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has challenged retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to a unique skiing-running duel in New York.

Bolt has via Twitter promised each Olympic champion in Pyeongchang a signed bottle of champagne if they "tag me on social media doing my pose" with the medal.

Klaebo was quoted as telling Norwegian media after his Olympic sprint gold Tuesday that "I will pick up the bottle if he contests a 100-metre run against me in New York at Central Park.

"Usain runs, I ski. And then we will see," he said.

Some Pyeongchang champions such as Dutch speed skaters Sven Kramer, Ireen Wust und Kjeld Nuis have already met the challenge from the eight-time Olympic and 11-time world champion Bolt, who retired last year.

Klaebo is the new Norwegian cross-country ski star. He became the youngest man in the sport to get Olympic gold at age 21 and has several more chance for silverware in South Korea and could become an icon of the Games, which run until February 25.

 

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