France takes the overall champion trophy with eighteen medals
The final day of the championship was full of action at Seefeld. France moved to the number one spot on the medal table on day one with just six medals and finished as the most decorated nation with 18 medals. Austria grabbed second place with 143 medals followed by Japan with a total of 11 medals.
Highlights from the last day of the competition
While Austrian girls dominated the podiums in both II1 and II2 classes, visiting nation Japanese men didn’t leave any medals for other nations.
In II2 Women’s SG, FRIEDL Anna-Sophie and SCHLÖMMER Stephanie once again claimed the same spot for the third time in a row, taking home gold and silver respectively. It was a proud moment for visiting nation Finland as WESTERSTRAHLE Bea wins their first medal – bronze.
KANAZAWA Aoshi, KIMURA Yoshihide and KIZUKI Yusuke representing Japan won gold, silver and bronze and had a clean sweep of the podium in II1 Men’s SG.
In II1 Women’s SG, DÜNSER Eva Maria won another gold for Austria by beating TAMAMI Baba (JPN). Swedish skier GERHARDSSON DANIELSSON Elmie had a narrow escape from FLYNN Laura (AUS) by 0.13sec and managed to grab the final spot on the podium.
WIERCIOCH Antoni (POL) thrashed RICHE Paul (FRA) to win the gold with 51.29sec and DRESSADORE Alessandro (ITL) settled for the bronze medal.
The 2×2.5km relay events were underway today at the Nordic skiing venue.
French women’s teams claimed two gold medals in relay competitions. In II1, SHIMURA Ririsu and NAKAZAWA Kei representing Japan lost the gold to THIROUX Lea and PETITNICOLAS Manon from France. In II2 mixed relay, KELKHAL Stephane and PORTNER Aaron added another gold for France.