Swiss and French riders strike at last junior worlds event
The odds-on favourites for the team sbx junior word's title have met the expectations today winning Gold in a thrilling event at Rogla, Slovenia.
Jerome Lymann and Kalle Koblet, two well-experienced World Cup riders from Switzerland, got their redemption for coming away empty-handed from yesterday's individual race by beating French duo Vincent Dreme/Leo le Ble and Michal Hanko/Jan Kubicik from the Czech Republic in the men's final heat of the team sbx event.
France 2 with Benjamin Gattaz and Loan Bozzolo had to settle for fourth.
In the women's medal decision, 2016 YOG winner Manon Petit, who had already earned bronze yesterday, led Team France 1 with Gaia Tarasco to the title with sbx gold medallist Kristina Paul and Viktoria Bukevich taking home silver for Russia.
Sophie Hediger and Luana Bianchi rounded out the podium as third ahead of their fellow countrywomen from Switzerland Lara Casanova and Alexandra Hasler who got disqualified.
With the sixth of six medal decisions in the books, the 20th FIS Junior World Championships staged at Seiser Alm, Italy and Rogla, Slovenia finally concluded with Team Russia being the most dominant nation.
Five out of twelve titles were taken by Russian riders who won ten medals in total.
However, the most successful competitor came from the USA: Chris Corning won Gold in both freestyle snowboard events at Seiser Alm, in slopestyle and big air.