Timo Andre Bakken

Panzhinskiy Predictably Impressive, Takes U-23 Title

Alexander Panzhinskiy’s skiing in the U-23 Championships classic sprint wasn’t the dominating performance that everyone anticipated—at least, not until the finals. After skiing to tactical wins in his quarter- and semifinal heats in Otepaa, Estonia, Panzhinskiy, an Olympic silver medalist from Vancouver, unleashed a fury in the final round. After stretching out the heat from the beginning, his colossal double-pole finish consigned Norwegians Timo Andre Bakken and Magnus Moholt to silver and bronze. In the...