On Sunday 5th February the FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships came to a close in Park City (USA).
Over 500 athletes from nearly 40 nations competed at the Olympic venues at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center the Utah Olympic Park in Park City. It was the largest international winter sports event in Utah since the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
Perfect snow conditions, along with well-prepared courses and ski jumps, set the backdrop for exciting competitions in a total of 22 of medal events.
In the overall medals table, the clear dominator was Russia which claimed a whopping six gold medals, five silver and two bronze medals. Norway in second position collected four gold medals, five silver medals and four bronze medals whilst Germany finished in third place with three gold medals, three silver, and three bronze.
Germany once again won the prestigious Marc Hodler Trophy awarded to the best nation in the Junior Championships. The award, named after Marc Hodler, former FIS President, is awarded to the team that participates in all disciplines and collects most points for rankings between first and tenth.