A Swiss win in the men’s junior world ski championship
Alexis Monney (20) won the downhill race for men while host Norway came close to producing a podium for its hometown fans, securing fourth place.
“It was a challenging course, with a lot of technically challenging skiing. Both parts with speed and more technical parts,” he said overjoyed with his win.
“I am very happy. A fantastic day on a fantastic run,” he says.
It was a close race – the Swiss winner ended up just hundredths in front of the Italian Simon Talacci, and 23 hundredths in front of Stefan Reiser from Austria.
Atle McGrath was the best Norwegian, two hundredths away from the podium, a place he shares with two other athletes.
The complete result list is available here: http://live.fis-ski.com/lv-al0126.htm#/short
Austria 1st and 2nd in the Junior World Ski Championships in Narvik
Magdalena Egger (19) won the downhill race in the junior world ski championships. It was a race she wasn’t going to start.
Magdalena Egger from Austria was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the junior alpine world ski championships in Narvik.
“I normally only do the technical disciplines, and the plan was not to start today. However, I did well in training and changed my mind. A good decision,” says Magdalena Egger.
She was 11 hundredths in front of her team mate Lisa Grill. The best Norwegian athlete was Unni Holm Webstad – only 11 hundredths behind the bronze winner, Monica Zanoner from Italy.
“The course was perfect for med. It was very varied, with both speed sections and more technical parts,” she says.
All results here: http://live.fis-ski.com/lv-al5118.htm#/ranking
Source: Narvik Organizing Committee