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Alpine Junior Worlds 2013 come to an end
Thrilling action and the emergence of possible new ski racing stars characterised the 31st edition of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships 2013 which were held from 19th to 27th February in Quebec, Canada, with competitions carried out at two different resorts; Massif de Charlevoix and Mont-Sainte-Anne.
All competitions of this important international event bringing together the best young ski racers born in 1992-1996 were successfully carried out, despite heavy snowfalls at the start of the Championships, thanks to great efforts by the local Organising Committee.
Among the many emerging young talents from a number of nations, some of whom have already made a name even at FIS World Cup level, the male stars of the event included Switzerland's Nils Mani, who won the downhill and clinched silver in the super-G and Austria’s Thomas Mayrpeter who collected gold in the super-G and silver in the downhill competition. On the ladies’ side, Austria’s Stephanie Venier clinched gold in super-G and silver in downhill while Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel took silver in giant slalom and defended her World Championship title in the combined event. In addition, Magdalena Fjaellstroem (SWE), Jennifer Piot (FRA), Lisa-Maria Zeller (AUT), Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) and Markus Feller (AUT) all took their maiden Junior World Championship victories.
One of the highlights of the Championships was the Nations Team Event which was staged as a parallel giant slalom at night time. Sweden won the tight head-to-head race ahead of Switzerland. Team Canada came third to the great joy of the cheering spectators on-site.
In the overall standings Austria led the medals table with four gold, two silver and one bronze medal. Norway followed in second also with 7 medals (3 gold/2 silver/2 bronze) whilst Switzerland took third with 6 medals (1 gold/5 silver).
The coveted Marc-Hodler-Trophy, named after the long-time former FIS President, was again won by Norway with 106 points, with Austria trailing by only 2 points (104 points) ahead of Switzerland (98 points).