Norwegian Lundby wins world ski jumping championship
Norway’s Hans Christer Holund produced a dominant display to win the gold medal in the men’s 15km freestyle at the FIS World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf on Wednesday.
Holund finished in 33 minutes 48.7 seconds to cross the line 20.2 seconds ahead of compatriot Simen Hegstad Krueger while compatriot Harald Amundsen won the bronze medal in an event where the athletes start at 30 seconds interval.
“It was great. It’s probably the greatest thing I have ever done. I had a great day and managed to achieve what was planned,” Holund told NRK.
“I took it really well in the first lap and I went with good control. When I went (on) the last lap, I went on emotion. Then you have more energy.
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Favorite Alexander Bolshunov of Russia was fourth.
Norway’s Maren Lundby won the gold medal in the first major women’s mountain ski jumping event in world championship history, beating Japan’s Sara Takanashi by a margin of 8.7 points. Nika Kriznar of Slovenia won the bronze medal.
“Just being the world champion in itself is something I hadn’t imagined a few weeks ago, and on top of that it was that day that we fought so hard. The combination is difficult to pull off. absorb, ”Lundby said.