Sweden takes gold in 4x3.3 km junior relay
Sweden's quartet Dyvik, Henriksson, Dahlqvist and Sundling won gold in the last competition of the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championsips in Val di Fiemme.
Russia was leading in the first leg, but Sweden was challenging strongly with Sofia Henriksson. By the beginning of the skating legs Sweden was a few metres in front of Russia, while Norway was trying to make up ground. However, at the final exchange Natalia Nepryaeva started off with a 10” advantage over Jonna Sundling (SWE). In this last leg Sundling was untouchable and was able to catch and then give distance to the Russian while the Norwegian, Lotta Weng, was comfortable in the bronze medal position.
With 4 golds, 2 silvers and 8 bronze medals Norway was crowned as the winning team at these FIS Nordic Jr& U23 World Ski Championships, ahead of Russia (3,4,4) and Austria (3,2,2).
1. Sweden (Dyvik, Henriksson, Dahlqvist, Sundling) 39:54.8
2. Russia (Zhambalova, Belorukova, Sedova, Nepryaeva) +7.7
3. Norway (Heimdal, Nakstad, Weng, Weng) +26.8