FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships – Sunday February 5 Recap
The final day of the 2023 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships included an exciting team ski jumping event as well as the closing ceremony.
The final event of the Championships was the Junior Mixed Team Ski Jumping. After two rounds of excellent jumping, Slovenia won the gold medal with a total score of 920.2. Japan had another great day of jumping and claimed the silver medal with 875.2 points. Only a few points behind (873.7) and with very strong jumps, Germany took home the bronze medal. Switzerland came in 4th, Austria came in 5th, and Poland came in 6th.
The Medal Ceremony was held at the base of the Ski Jump followed by the Closing Ceremony. Teams filed in for the Closing Ceremony with their flags and closing remarks were given by Norman Laube and Reid Carter, Chair and Vice-Chair of Black Tusk Nordic Events Society. Berni Schödler, renowned Ski Jumping expert and FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup Coordinator, presented the Marc Hodler Trophy to the Champions, Team Norway! They gained the most points in all three disciplines in the Junior category. The FIS flag was passed to Slovenia, who will be hosting next year’s 2024 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships in Planica, Slovenia.
With that, the 2023 FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships have come to a close. Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, support teams, and spectators for traveling from near and far to be here. Congratulations to all the athletes and best of luck with your future competitions! Thank you also to our generous sponsors and of course the 300+ volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event possible. None of it would have happened without you. Thank you all for making this an incredible event!
Junior Mixed Team Ski Jumping:
- SLO (Kosnjek, Masle, Prevc, Bartolj)
- JPN (Nakayama, Sugiyama, Ichinohe, Sakano)
- GER (Scharfenberg, Bayer, Goebel, Schwarz)
REWATCH the full Livestream of today’s Ski Jumping and Closing Ceremony at the link below:
HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS of the day:
Thank you to the Resort Municipality of Whistler for sponsoring today’s events!
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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