Val di Fiemme hosts successful Nordic Junior & U-23 Cross-Country World Championships

05 February 2014 14:00
Iivo Niskanen (FIN) wins 15 km classic in Val di Fiemme
Iivo Niskanen (FIN) wins 15 km classic in Val di Fiemme -

The FIS Nordic Junior and U-23 Cross-Country World Ski Championships were successfully held from 27th January – 3rd February 2014 in Val di Fiemme (ITA).

Perfect snow conditions at the World Championships 2013 venues along with well-prepared courses and ski jumps welcomed almost 650 athletes and 371 team members and a grand total of 21 gold medals were awarded. In the overall medals table, the clear dominator was Norway which claimed a whopping 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 8 bronze medals. Russia in 2nd position collected 3 gold medals, 4 silver and 4 bronze, whilst Austria finished in 3rd place with 3 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

Germany defended the prestigious Marc Hodler Trophy awarded to the best nation in the junior events. The award, named after Marc Hodler, former FIS President, is awarded to the team that participates in all disciplines and collects the most points for rankings between 1st  and 10th positions. The award was presented in the Cross-Country stadium at Lago di Tesero.

To see the complete medal list, click HERE.

At the closing ceremony the FIS flag was handed over to the next FIS Junior & U23 World Championships Organiser in 2015, Almaty (KAZ).