Soboleva takes second title within two days

Russia dominates parallel events

25 March 2014 15:20
Ladies Podium JWCS PSL at Valmalenco: Natalia Soboleva (RUS) takes her second Gold ahead of Michelle Dekker (NED) and Cheyenne Loch (GER)
Ladies Podium JWCS PSL at Valmalenco: Natalia Soboleva (RUS) takes her second Gold ahead of Michelle Dekker (NED) and Cheyenne Loch (GER) -
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Natalia Soboleva (RUS) has crowned herself double Junior World Champion in Valmalenco, Italy, today.

After the 18-year-old had claimed Gold in yesterday's parallel giant slalom, she also triumphed in the parallel slalom ahead of Michelle Dekker (NED) and Cheyenne Loch (GER) who had placed third on Monday too.

However, the top-3 capitalised on their qualifier results as today's head-to-head rounds were run in the single run format which puts the faster qualifier of each duel in favour being able to chose which course to go down.

And as one side didn't hold up as good as the other one, doing well in the morning race against the clock was key to success today.

On the men's side also a rider from Russia did cope best with the given situation in the Palu Park.

Dmitrij Taimulin earned his career's first JWCS title and thus completed his medal set after having won Bronze and Silver in La Molina, Spain, in 2012.

Maurizo Bormolini (ITA) and Vladislav Shkurikhin (RUS), who had clinched yesterday's small final too, rounded out the podium as second and third respectively.

As a result of today's result the Russian team was the most dominating one of the first two days bringing home six out of a total of twelve possible medals: four Gold and two Bronze.

Russia thus leads the medals table ahead of France, Italy, Korea and the Netherlands with one Silver each and Germany (two Bronze).

 

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