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FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships end
The alpine junior athletes have really shown high-class performances and given spectators a thrilling show throughout the week at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships at Roccaraso, Italy. With two events remaining, namely ladies downhill and men's slalom, it has been a true rivalry between Switzerland and Norway.
The best nation in the FIS Junior Alpine World Ski Championships is awarded with the traditional Marc Hodler trophy, and last years' winner Switzerland is currently ranked second with 56 points, behind Norway who has 70 points.
In weather conditions more similar to Easter than early March, the athletes had to get used to waking up at 5am, and starting the races at 8am in order to have the best possible snow conditions.
It all started on March 1st, when the ladies had the first competition, slalom which was won by Stephanie Brunner from Austria, ahead of Paulina Grassl (SWE) and Petra Vilhova (SVK).
On March 2nd, the ladies continued with their technical events, and the Norwegian Vikings started their roll of victories. Ragnhild Mowinkcel took the win in front of Sara Hector (SWE) and Adeline Baud (FRA). Moving on to the speed events, the Norwegians once again dominated. In a true thriller, Annie Winquist (NOR) had an amazing run in the ladies super G, winning the race after starting with bib number 45! A true fighter showed that everything is possible in Roccaraso.
On the men's side, it kicked off with another historical win, when Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA), won the men's downhill. Not historical because he was wearing bib number 1, but historical because his mum, Barbara Cochran, won gold in ladies' slalom at the Olympics in Sapporo 1972, wearing the exact same bib number. Two Swiss athletes Ralph Weber and Nils Mani joined Cochran-Siegle on the podium. The day after in the super G, the two Swiss skiers climbed up the podium, claiming gold and silver in front of bronze medallist Johannes Strolz (AUT).
On Monday this week, it was time for the team event, where 8 nations participated.
The two last competitions are scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday this week, before the official closing ceremony will end the 9-day long great Championships.
The FIS flag will traditionally be handed over to the next organizer, Quebec (CAN), who will be hosting the Junior Worlds next year.
Contributed by Sofie Olsen
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