Russia collected 17 medals of which seven was golden

Russia was the best nation in FIS Junior Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti and collected 17 medals. Seven of them were golden, seven silver and three bronze.

Norway actually won 19 medals, but only four of them were golden. Third in medal standings was Germany with nine medals, three of each color.

Norway was the best nation when calculated the overall standings in Marc Hodler Trophy. Germany was the second and Russia third.

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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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Team Germany wins the World Champion title in Ski Jumping Team Event

Ski Jumping Junior World Championship men’s Team Event gold medalists are Luca Roth, Kilian Maerkl, Philipp Raimund and Constantin Schmid from team Germany. The gold battle was a tight competition between Germany and Norway. Team Germany took the win only with 2,9 points before team Norway. Team Slovenia took the third place with 952.6 points.

Team Germany was really happy to be the world champion. Kilian Maerkl sums up the team’s feelings.

– Crazy. It’s awesome – no words, Kilian Maerkl said.

The competition was tight till the end. Last two jumps were dramatic.

– I did my best jump in this week during the last round. Quite a right moment Constantin Schmid thought after the race.

The silver medalists praised the fair competition.

– Superfair competition. There was no wind and many long jumps especially during the last round. It was also a fun competition to watch, Fredrik Villumstad from Norway sums up.

Team Slovenia wanted to take medals to home.

– Our goal was to be in the podium and here we are. We are satisfied, Zak Mogel.

Next steps to atheletes in order to reach world’s top level are coming. There is one way.

– Enjoy and have fun, I guess, Assistant coach Tilen Gros from Slovenia smirkled.

 

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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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Skistad and Terentev claim victories in U20 sprints at JWSC2019

FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships started today with Cross Country U20 Sprint competitions. Winner of the women’s race was Norwegian Kristine Stavaas Skistad and Alexander Terentev took the win in the men’s competition.

Skistad was very happy with her competition.

– It was a really good competition. I will be competing again in 5 kilometer race and in relay, said Skitad.

Polish Monika Skinder was second with margin of 0,63 seconds behind the winner. She said that she didn’t have any tactics for the race. She will be competing again in the relay. Finnish Anita Korva came in third 0,71 seconds behind winner Skistad.

– We had a really good competition today and it was very even for all of us. I hope I can keep good result in every competition, said Korva.

The gold medal favorite, Swedish Frida Karlsson was fifth in the final.

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The front-runner of the men’s sprint, Russian Alexander Terentev, won the race with margin of 2,88 seconds. Terentev really liked the course in Lahti.

– The course was really nice for me, a lot of uphills which is very suitable for me, Russian told the press.

He will be competing again in the 10 kilometer freestyle race. He also said that he will be hopefully competing in the relay.

Norwegian Ansgar Evensen came in second.

– The competition was really tough and it was a hard course. I am very happy.

Evensen told the press that he is gonna chill for the rest of the competition week and hopefully compete in the relay. Evensen’s country-man, Haakon Skaanes was third with only one hundredth of a second behind the silver medalist.

– The competition was hard, there were a lot of strong athletes. The race was really close at the end. My tactic was to go all out. I tried to keep at the winner’s pace but he was a lot faster. I wanted to be in a good position in the last uphill.

U20 skiers continue their competitions on Tuesday, women with 5km and men with 10km freestyle races.

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