On the Snow

For the three Nordic disciplines it was the last weekend of FIS World Cup competitions before the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships presented by Stora Enso in Lahti (FIN).

Cross-Country

In the ladies' free technique sprint on Saturday in Otepää (EST), Stina Nilsson (SWE) won ahead of rival Maiken Caspersen Falla (NOR). Among the men, rising star Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) recorded his first World Cup win.  

On Sunday, in the final FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann competition before the start of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, Marit Bjoergen (NOR) won her 106th World Cup in dominant fashion. Martin Johnsrud Sundby (NOR) was in top form in the 15 km classic interval start competition and topped Iivo Niskanen (FIN) by 37.1 seconds.

Ski Jumping

Wednesday was a great day for the Japanese Ski Jumping ladies in PyeongChang (KOR). Yuki Ito won the first competition of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann on the new Olympic hill ahead of teammate Sara Takanashi.

Takanashi took the win in the second competition on Thursday. One day after she secured the overall World Cup victory, she proved her class once more with two amazing jumps.

The men’s FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Tour presented by Viessmann also stopped in PyeongChang with Stefan Kraft (AUT) winning the first competition in an outstanding manner. In the first ever Ski Jumping World Cup in Korea, the Austrian jumped 138 m and 137.5 m (293.5 points) and took a clear win ahead of Andreas Wellinger (GER).

The following day Maciej Kot (POL) claimed his second win in the World Cup within only a week. After his first victory last Saturday in Sapporo (JPN), Kot stood on top the podium again, finishing ahead of Stefan Kraft and Andreas Wellinger.

Freestyle Skiing

Marie Martinod (FRA) and Torin Yater-Wallace (USA) claimed victories in the halfpipe World Cup event on Saturday in Bokwang Phoenix Park (KOR), which also served as the official test event before next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

It was another weekend and another win for the top two skiers on the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour, as Britt Cox (AUS) and Mikael Kingsbury (CAN), both massive frontrunners on the World Cup leader board, earned the wins in the first of this weekend’s back-to-back competitions in Tazawako (JPN).

The Japanese weekend closed with an exciting dual moguls competition on Sunday, where 20-year-old Jaelin Kauf (USA) claimed the first win of her career in the ladies’ event and Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) rattled off his fifth-straight victory in men’s competition while officially securing the 2016/17 FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls title.

Snowboard

Also the FIS Snowboard World Cup Tour stopped in Korea with its official test event for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Kelly Clark (USA) and Scotty James (AUS) claimed victory in the 2016-17 season's final halfpipe World Cup event which took place at the Olympic Venue, Bokwang Phoenix Park Resort.

First part of FIS Snowboard Junior Worlds wraps up in Klinovec

Meanwhile, the first part of the FIS Snowboard Junior World Championship trilogy is in the books.

In Klinovec (CZE) hundreds of up-and-coming talents fought for medals in the alpine snowboard events as well as snowboard cross races as part of the Junior World Championships from 18th-21st February 2017.

Team Russia was the most successful, winning four titles and four silver medals which amounted to one third of the 24 possible podium places.

The most successful rider also came from Russia: just like in 2016, Kristina Paul claimed the gold in the individual snowboard cross event whilst walking home with silver in the team event.

On 31st March and 1st April, Spindleruv Mlyn (CZE) will play host to the Snowboard big air and slopestyle events while Silvaplana (SUI) will wrap up things for the Junior Worlds trilogy with the halfpipe contest slated to take place on 21st April.

For more detailed recaps from Klinovec, click on the respective links:

-        Read up SBX

-        Read up Team SBX

-        Read up PGS

-        Read up PSL