FIS FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships continued with Cross Country U20 ladies 5 km free. Swedish Frida Karlsson was the winner of the women’s competition. It was emotional win for her. "It was fun to ski today. I just wanted to have my revenge", Karlsson said after the race.
Frida Karlsson succeeded today after Sunday’s disappointment in sprint competition.
Norwegian Helene Marie Fossesholm was the silver medalist 11,1 seconds behind the gold medalist Karlsson. Fossesholm was also satisfied for today’s race. Fossesholm was especially happy with her technique today. "The course required a high level of stamina and high level of technical ability, I loved it. I’m looking forward 15 km and I will fight it to the podium."
Third of the women’s 5 km was Finnish Anita Korva. It was a second start to Korva in championships and also a second medal. She was satisfied for today after difficulties during the training period. She said that the first kilometres of race were hard but then her body woke up and it was a good race.
FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships continued with Cross Country U20 10 km competition on the third day of the races. French Jules Chappaz took the win in the men’s competition. Russian Alexander Terentev took silver medal and Norwegian Iver Tildheim Andersen bronze medal.
French Chappaz took the win and felt very good.
"My start position was last. My plan was not to go so fast in the end but the coaches support gave me confidence. I started really fast and I was the last to leave, so I was able to follow the times. It was an advantage for sure. I rested yesterday and prepared for today well. I am taking part in the 30 km and the relay this week."
Russian Alexander Terentev was the silver medalist 21 seconds behind the gold medalist Chappaz. The weather didn’t bother Terentev that much, since his home is in the same climate as in Lahti. “Today was a tough race and I began too fast and I could't keep the same pace”, said Alexander.
Andersen thought that the competition was probably the hardest race of his life. “Lots of attention for the race and I felt the pressure, because it's important race and I think that made it so special, said Andersen. He was really satisfied with today result. Andersen was 27.2 seconds behind Chappaz.