It has been the Team Norway doing most of the celebrating in the Junior World Ski Championships so far. It was a great day for Norway once again on Wednesday as Even Sletten took gold in the Cross Country sprint competition. Thus, the Norwegians have won all the five gold medals in these games.
In the final stretch of 920 meter track, Sletten was able to hold off teammate Petter Northug, who finished second. Emil Jonsson, from Sweden, finished third.
PRELIM RESULTS: http://www.jwsc2005.net/listat/CrossCountryMenSprintQualificationResults.pdf
CC Sprint Ladies 23.3.05
The young Norwegian Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes celebrated a great victory in the Cross Country Sprint Competition of the FIS Nordic Junior Ski World Championships that took place on Wednesday, the 23rd of March. She won the gold medal and through this became the new Junior World Champion, second was her teammate Astrid Jacobsen and Ida Ingemarsdotter from Sweden completed the scandinavian Trio by skiing to the bronze medal.
PRELIM RESULTS: http://www.jwsc2005.net/listat/Cross%20CountryWomenSprintQualificationResults.pdf
Lassila quickest in the qualification!
Finland's Kalle Lassila clocked the best time in the qualification of the Cross Country sprint competition in the Junior World Ski Championships on Wednesday.
Lassila finished the 920 meter route in classical style in the time of 1.48,28 minutes.
Second in the morning's qualification was Russian Mickail Devjatiarov Jr. and Even Sletten, from Norway, was third. Petter Northug, the winner of pursuit competition on Monday, finished fourth.
Finland had three skiers in the top ten, since Matias Strandvall was fifth and Olli-Pekka Tolvanen finished eighth. Lari Lehtonen was 51st, and so he didn't make the cut for the quarter-finals, which includes the 30 best competitors of the qualification.
In the girls competition Kari Vikhagen Gjeitnes from Norway was quickest. She was followed by Astrid Jacobsen, also from Norway. Third was RussiaÂ´s Julia Ivanova.
Ulla Kiili (13th) was the only skier from the home country who made it to the quarter-finals.
The finals will start at 12 a.m. local time.