Lamparter to victory in men’s Nordic Combined individual competition
On the last day of FIS Junior World Ski Championships 2019, Nordic Combined men competed in HS100 and 10 km skiing individual competition.
After ski jumping, Norwegian Jens Luraas Oftebro lead the competition with 131.8 points. However, German Julian Schmid jumped 131.7 points, meaning that the two men would head to skiing at the time. The ski jumping race was really even, since eight best athletes left within 20 seconds.
In the last few kilometers, Austrian Johannes Lamparter attacked and skied to the victory, leaving Schmid to the second place, 12.2 seconds behind him.
– The attack wasn’t really my tactic. The conditions were really slow, so we had to ski the first and the second laps slowly, Lamparter told the press.
The winner was really happy with his three medals during the championships.
– Awesome week, it was incredible.
The silver medalist Schmid was also really happy with his performance in the championships, describing his competitions “nearly perfect”. He said the press that he hopes to start in some world cup competitions in this season.
Andreas Skoglund from Norway came in third, being 31.4 seconds behind Lamparter.
– The competition was really hard. I’m satisfied with my jump, it was a little bit of a bad landing, but I’m happy, Skoglund told the press.
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