Junior Worlds: Switzerland wins team event on home ground
(Davos, Switzerland) On Saturday, 3rd February, the fifth day of racing at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, Switzerland took victory in the Team Event in front of a cheering home crowd. The event took place in the evening under the lights at the Bolgen Plaza in the heart of Davos.
The Swiss team of Camille Rast, Aline Danioth, Semyel Bissig and Marco Odermatt dominated over the Norwegian squad of Kajsa Vickhoff Lie, Kaya Norbye, Joachim Jagge Lindstoel and Lucas Braathen in the final round. Bronze went to Austria as Julia Scheib, Franziska Gritsch, Fabio Gstrein and Simon Rueland were victorious over Italy’s team of Martina Peterlini, Lara della Mea, Alex Vinatzer and Giulio Zuccarini in a tight small final.
Team Canada, last year’s gold medallist, finished in 7th place.
The head-to-head parallel event which will celebrate its Olympic debut in PyeongChang 2018 has emerged as a spectator favourite over the last years due to its fast-paced action. Today was no different as hundreds of spectators came to the Bolgen Plaza to cheer on their favourite teams made up of two ladies and two men.
Local hero Marco Odermatt added to his growing collection of 2018 Junior World Championship titles, taking his third gold in three days. Aline Danioth, meanwhile, took her second medal following bronze in slalom.
The following 16 nations participated in the event: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
On Sunday, 4th February, racing continues with the men’s alpine combined (9:00, 13:30) and ladies’ super-G (10:30 CET). Follow the action on livestream: https://www.swiss-ski.ch/davos2018