20-year-old Astrid Jacobsen of Norway won the ladies sprint, the opening event at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships 2007 in Tarvisio (ITA). The 2007 World Champion in sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo just two weeks ago, Jacobsen thereby also successfully defended her 2006 Junior Worlds title from Kranj (SLO).
19-year-old Charlotte Kalla (SWE), who also had two top ten results in Sapporo, finished 2nd while 18-year-old Denise Hermann (GER) took the 3rd place. Last year, Kalla was 4th while Hermann finished 6th in the sprint event at Kranj. Today's competition was held on a1.3 km long sprint course in the natural park of Fusine near Tarvisio.
Astrid Jacobsen Wins!
In the men's sprint race, Ivan Ivanov of Russia took the honors. 10th last year in Kranj (SLO), Martti Jylhae of Finland was 2nd while Eirik Saeves (Norway) took 3rd.
From the US, Charlie Smith was the top male finisher in 43rd.
Sadie Bjornsen was the top US female finisher, taking 30th.