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Goldberg and Lahteenmaki win classic races

Junior World Ski Championships

Thu, Jan  28, 2010 - By FIS

Women's 5Km Classic

Krista Lahteenmaki of Finland is the new Junior World Champion in the 5 km Classic race in Notshrei, Germany. Second in the finish was Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg. Bronze goes to Sweden to Hanna Brodin.

Krista Lahteenmaki
I am so happy about my victory. It was a tough fast race. I started a bit slower form the start and ten build up speed and get into rhythm. We ideal conditions today and course was just perfect!

Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg
I must admit I was little bit disappointed with my second place today. I was in the lead and gained some sconds but I lost everything in last kilometres. Now I am happy. Silver medal is valuable as well. I like the course here very much. There are uphills and downhill. That suits me perfectly. I plan to start on Friday and on Sunday as well.

Hanna Brodin
I am very happy with bronze medal. I felt in the beginning of the race little bit tired after the sprint race. But then I got my rhythm and succeeded. It was a great day for me!


Men's 10Km Classic

Paal Golberg from Norway took victory over 10 km Classic in Notschrei and became new Junior World Champion. Second in the finish was Evgeniy Belov from Russia was second staying behind the winning time of the Norwegian by 9.6 sec. Bronze medal goes to Russia as well as Petr Sedov was behind by 33.8 sec.

Paal Golberg (NOR)
It was very good race today. Sprint was great but 10 km Classic is my favorite distance so I am even more happy. I was injuried last season and my performance was not ideal but this season I have been healthy and could fight with the best.

Evgeniy Belov (RUS)
The race was very good for me. I was hoping for good results beforehand. On the other hand I knew it will be very tough to achieve it. I focused on my pace and tactics . It was a hard track but I like these kind of competitions with tough uphills.

Petr Sedov (RUS)
It was very hard for me today. I did not feel goo at all today. After the start and a few kilometres I felt better and better and got into my pace. I plan to take part in Pursuit and naturally in relay.