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Junior Snowboard Worlds in Erzurum (TUR) 2013 conclude: Czech Republic most successful country, Switzerland wins Marc-Hodler trophy
High level of snowboarding, enthralling competitions and outstanding performances characterised the 13th FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships in Erzurum, Turkey, which wrapped up with the slopestyle event on Sunday, 10th March.
Over the course of the week (3rd-10th March), well-known riders as well as up-and-coming talents from all around the world showcased their skills in the battle for a total of 30 medals in the Palandoeken Ski Resort.
All competitions for the best young snowboarders born in 1992 to 1996 were successfully carried out, except the snowboard cross team event which had to be cancelled due to stormy winds.
The most triumphant country was the Czech Republic with Eva Samkova and Ester Ledecka bringing home a total of three gold medals. While Ledecka was the only rider to win two gold medals - in parallel giant slalom and in parallel slalom - her teammate Samkova won her career's third SBX title after 2010 and 2011.
For all other title winners, it was a first time: Emma Bernard (FRA), Laurie Blouin (CAN), Lucas Eguibar (ESP), Daniel Krebs (AUT), Stefan Baumeister (GER), Ikko Anai (JPN) and Tyler Nicholson (CAN) all claimed their maiden junior world titles.
However, the coveted Marc-Hodler-Trophy, named after the long-time former FIS President, went to Switzerland which earned the most medals with two silver and four bronze, thus taking top spot in the ranking with 83 points ahead of Canada (56 points) and France (54 points).