French Jules Chappaz won the gold ahead of Terentev and Andersen in U20 10km Free
FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships continued with Cross Country U20 10 km competition on the third day of the races. French Jules Chappaz took the win in the men’s competition. Russian Alexander Terentev took silver medal and Norwegian Iver Tildheim Andersen bronze medal.
French Chappaz took the win and felt very good.
“My start position was last. My plan was not to go so fast in the end but the coaches support gave me confidence. I started really fast and I was the last to leave, so I was able to follow the times. It was an advantage for sure. I rested yesterday and prepared for today well. I am taking part in the 30 km and the relay this week.”
Russian Alexander Terentev was the silver medalist 21 seconds behind the gold medalist Chappaz. The weather didn’t bother Terentev that much, since his home is in the same climate as in Lahti.
“Today was a tough race and I began too fast and I could’t keep the same pace”, said Alexander.
Andersen thought that the competition was probably the hardest race of his life.
“Lots of attention for the race and I felt the pressure, because it’s important race and I think that made it so special, said Andersen. He was really satisfied with today result. Andersen was 27.2 seconds behind Chappaz.
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