FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships – Friday February 3 Recap
Day 7 of the 2023 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships brought many exciting events that were full of talented athletes, such as the U23 Cross-Country Women’s and Men’s Individual Free 10km and the Nordic Combined Junior Individual Gundersen. The day started off with sunshine and finished with heavy snowfall. 8cm of snow is expected overnight, with light snow continuing into tomorrow.
The day got off to an exciting start with the U23 Women’s Cross-Country Individual Free 10km.
Germany’s Helen Hoffmann had an impressive race with a time of 26:13, earning the gold medal. Izabela Marcisz was only 1.5 seconds behind Hoffmann, winning the silver and claiming Poland’s second medal of the Championships. Norway’s Margrethe Bergane was only a few seconds behind with a race time of 26:17.4, getting the bronze medal. Norway swept the podium in the U23 Men’s Cross-Country Individual Free 10km. Martin Kirkeberg Moerk won the gold medal with a time of 22:52, Lars Agnar Hjelm won the silver with a time of 26:2.5 and Jonas Vika took home the bronze with a race time of 22:35.
The Nordic Combined Junior Individual Gundersen was also very exciting; in this event, athletes start with one jump each, followed by a 5 km (women) or 10 km (men) ski. The podium order was the same for both the Men’s and Women’s Junior Individual Nordic Combined: Italy, Germany, and Austria. For the Women’s event, Italy’s Annika Sieff won Gold with a jump score of 120.1 and a race time of 14:42.9. The silver medal was claimed by Nathalie Armbruster from Germany with a jump score of 115.2 and a race time of 14:59.2. Austria’s Lisa Hirner won the bronze with a jump score of 108.3 and a race time of 15:24.1. The snow fell fast as the Italians sang loudly and proudly to their national anthem. It was a wonderful way to close out Day 7 of the 2023 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships.
U23 Women’s Cross-Country Individual Free 10km:
- Helen Hoffmann, GER (26:13)
- Izabela Marcisz, POL (+1)
- Margrethe Bergane, NOR (+4)
U23 Men’s Cross-Country Individual Free 10km:
- Martin Kirkeberg Moerk, NOR (22:52)
- Lars Agnar Hjelmeset, NOR (+26)
- Jonas Vika, NOR (+43)
Junior Women’s Nordic Combined:
- Annika Sieff, ITA (14:42.9)
- Nathalie Armbruster, GER (+16.3)
- Lisa Hirner, AUT (+41.2)
Junior Men’s Nordic Combined:
- Iacopo Bortolas, ITA (25:59.2)
- Tristan Sommerfeldt, GER (+3.3)
- Paul Walcher, AUT (+9.9)
REWATCH the full Livestream of today’s events at the link below:
HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS of the day:
Thank you to Salomon, Jaga Climate Designers, and Resort Municipality of Whistler for sponsoring today’s races!
Tomorrow on Saturday February 4th, the events begin at 10:00am (PST) with the Junior Cross-Country Mixed Relay, followed by the Junior Nordic Combined Mixed Team Ski Jumping. In the afternoon, the U23 Cross-Country Mixed Relay teams compete and the day finishes off with the Junior Men’s Team and Women’s Team Ski Jumping and the Junior Nordic Combined Mixed Team Cross-Country race.
Come be part of the action in-person at Whistler Olympic Park or tune in to the Livestream from home using the link below:
WATCH LIVE: https://www.wjc2023.ca/livestream/
TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5
10:00am (PST) → Junior Cross-Country Mixed Relay 4x5km (Livestream)
10:30am (PST) → Junior Nordic Combined Mixed Team Ski Jumping (No Livestream)
12:00pm (PST) → U23 Cross-Country Mixed Relay 4x5km (Livestream)
12:30pm (PST) → Junior Men’s Team Ski Jumping (No Livestream)
3:00pm (PST) → Junior Women’s Team Ski Jumping (No Livestream)
3:00pm (PST) → Junior Nordic Combined Mixed Team 2.5km & 5km (No Livestream)
Check out the professional PHOTOGRAPHS by Official Event Photographers Joern Rohde and Doug Stephen of the races and opening ceremony here: drive.google.com/file/d/1rhZpQSjCP1Bc7Lww7DuuGlduHN5TsD9N/view?usp=sharing
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