FIS Rollerski World Cup gets under way in Croatia
Oroslavje, Croatia is the host of this years first FIS Rollerski World Cup. 70 competitors from 10 countries (FRA,GER,ITA,SLO,RUS,MKD,BIH,SRB,MNE,CRO) will compete in uphill, individual and sprint competitions.
Russia dominates the first day
Marcus Johansson of Sweden won the season opener, 7km competition. Italy's Simone Paredi narrowly took second after a photo finish with Johansson. Third place went to Ivan Solodov(RUS).
Doubly victory in the ladies' category went to Russia as Ksenia Konokhova topped the podium ahead of Anna Grushina. Third place went to Nina Broznić of the host nation Croatia.
Andrey Nischakov (RUS) won the junior men category ahead of swedish representative Alfred Buskqvist (SWE) and compatriot Vadim Andreev(RUS).
Russian domination was confirmed when in the junior ladies category. Maria Kondratenko won the competition, Alena Lipatova was second, and Tatiana Chvanonva finished in third.