The Lahti Ski Games started in foggy conditions with Nordic Combined Team Sprint Ski Jumping. Austria’s two teams took the lead before Norway. Finland’s team was eighth, heading to 2 x 7,5 km race one minute behind the leading Austria 1 team.
The Team Sprint Ski Race was thrilling. Five teams – Austria 1 and 2, Norway, Germany and France – skied tightly together until the last round. Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger crossed the finish line 0,6 seconds before Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber.
SWEDISH celebrations in women’s team sprint
In the women’s team sprint final Emma Ribom and Jonna Sundling continued their success from the world championships, as they took gold with over four and a half second difference to team Norway 1. Team Germany 1 and team Finland 1 had a tight competition together with team Germany 2, the three teams coming to the last curve shoulder to shoulder. However, team Germany 1’s Coletta Rydzek was the strongest in the finish, securing her team the third place.
In the men’s team sprint Norway’s team 1 took gold as expected, with Johannes Hosflot Klaebo beating everyone in the final sprunt, beating team Italy 1 with 0.68 seconds. Norway’s team 2 took the third place, coming to the finish line 2.67 seconds after their fellow countrymen.
Finally women’s SKI JUMPING WC in LAhti
For the second time ever, the women’s ski jumping world cup took place in Lahti. The atmosphere was great when women were jumping their last jumps of the season.
The best was Japan’s Yuki Ito with a score of 238.8. In the tight competition Norway’s Anna Odine Stroem was second, with 237.6 points, just before the German Katharina Althaus, who got 236.9 points in the competition.
As the world cup ended this weekend, Crystal Globe was handed to Austrian Eva Pinkelnig.
Grey weather didn’t bother too much when 9850 sport fans showed up to see today’s competitions.
Photo: Janina Pitkänen / Lahti Ski Games