Pernal skies her way to the third Gold medal

After experiencing harsh rainy weather yesterday, skiers returned to a perfect sunny day with a clear sky.


Cross-Country Skiing distance (II1 W- 10Km, II2 M- 10 Km and II1 M- 15Km)

(L-R) Kristin Björfeldt of Sweden, Malgorzata Pernal of Poland and Lea Thiroux of France. Picture credit- Valentine Baubinder

In II1 Women’s category, the unbeatable PERNAL Malgorzata (Poland) wins her third gold medal in the championship. After a tough fight with BJÖRFELDT Kristin from Sweden, Pernal stormed past the finish line 1:30sec ahead of Kristin to add another gold to her collection from the championship. THIROUX Lea (France) won the bronze.


(L-R) Hans Teearu of Estland, Yann Guebey of France and Titouan Dubois of France. Picture Credit- Valentine Baubinder

In II1 Men’s category, GUEBEY Yann from France stopped TEEARU Hans from Estonia from making a hattrick of gold medal wins. Both skiers kept challenging each other until the finish line where Yann snatched the gold away from Han with an extremely narrow difference of 00:04.1sec. DUBOIS Titouan added another bronze to their tally of France.



In II1 Women’s Slalom event, clocking a time of 1:28.30sec, home skier DÜNSER Eva Maria won the gold by beating DE BONA Melanie (France). MACUROVÁ Denisa representing the Czech Republic settled for bronze.

In II1 Men’s Slalom event, KIMURA Yoshihide won his first and Japan’s second gold medal with a smooth finish over GIRARD Thomas from France who finished second. ÖLLINGER Christian won the bronze for Austria.

Stephanie Schlömmer of Austria and Anna Sophie Friedl of Austria. Picture Credit- Sebastian Mark

In II2 Women’s Slalom event, Austrian skiers FRIEDL Anna-Sophie and SCHLÖMMER Stephanie celebrated double victories as they won their second gold and silver medals. STRAMA Patrycja from Poland claimed the bronze.

In II2 Men’s Slalom event, the celebration continued for the host nation as GRAMEISER Markus stormed towards the finish line first, beating WIERCIOCH Antoni (Poland) and DRESSADORE Alessandro (Italy) who took the silver and bronze respectively.