1 Other winter sports

Nicole Good (middle), Lisa Hörhager (l.) and Doriane Escane (r.) on the Ahrntal podium.

Winter sports ticker | Ski and biathlon talents in action in South Tyrol

Winter sports are currently in high season: What's happening outside of the big World Cup decisions in biathlon, alpine skiing and the like can be found in our news overview.

Snowboard cross: The second World Cup stage opened with qualification on Friday in Cervinia (Lombardy). A total of eight starters from the host nation Italy got their tickets for the race, including model athlete Omar Visintin from Lagundo. He will be hunting for the podium places in the knockout phase on Saturday from 10.15 a.m.

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Nordic combination:
The North Tyrolean Johannes Lamparter achieved the first home win for an Austrian combined athlete in Ramsau since 2010. The 22-year-old won the mass start competition on Friday ahead of the Norwegian Jarl Magnus Riiber and the German Manuel Faißt. As the best Azzurro cut Samuel Costa away. The 31-year-old from Wolkenstein recorded his second-best result of the season in 20th place. Aaron Kostner took 39th place. The young woman from Val Gardena won among the women Daniela Dejori as 15th a lot of World Cup points. The victory here went to the Norwegian Gyda Hansen Westvold.

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Biathlon, juniors:
Friday at the IBU Junior Cup in Ridanna was all about the mixed relays. In the morning, the outstanding Ukrainian four-man mixed relay team celebrated at the Wipptal Biathlon Center, and in the early afternoon the Austrian single-mixed relay team secured victory. Italy also performed well with third and fifth places. Davide Compagnoni, Nicolò Betemps, Astrid PLösch and Fabiana Carpella made it to the podium in the four-man competition, while Cesare Lozza and the strong South Tyrolean runner were in the single-mixed relay Birgit Schölzhorn in addition.

Birgit Schölzhorn finished fifth with Cesare Lozza. © Sportissimus

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Alpine skiing, women:
On Friday took place in Ahrntal a European Cup slalom for women will take place. As in the previous season, the Swiss Nicole Good triumphed on the Goasleitn slope, displacing her competitors Lisa Hörhager from Austria (+0,42) and Doriane Escane from France (+0,85) from their place in the sun. With Emilia Mondinell (+0,94) and Lucrezia Lorenzi (+1,02), two Azzurres finished just off the podium in fourth and fifth place. Vera Tschurtschenthaler As the best South Tyrolean, she finished 15th (+2,29).

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Cross-country skiing, men: The cross-country skiing World Cup circuit is currently taking place in Trondheim, Norway. To the cheers of the fans, the local athletes impressed with a demonstration of power. The outstanding winner in the sprint on Friday was again Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, who beat his compatriot Haavard Solaas Taugboel (+0,81) to second place. Third place went to Lucas Chanavat (+1,69) from France, who was the only athlete in the final not from Norway. Federico Pellegrino failed in the quarterfinals. The Sarner Michael Hellweger He finished 33rd in his season debut.

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (center) won the sprint in Trondheim. © ANSA / Terje Pedersen

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Cross-country skiing, women: The Norwegian winter sports nation, represented by Kristine Staavas Skistad, was also at the top among the women in Trondheim. The local hero won ahead of the Swedes Linn Svahn (+0,15) and Emma Ribom (+0,16). There was no Italian at the start in the sprint decision.

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Biathlon, women: After the French team of Oceane Michelon and Jeanne Richard celebrated a double victory at the IBU Cup in Sjusjøen (Norway) on Wednesday, France also achieved a success in the pursuit on Friday. But neither Michelon (20th place) nor Richard (6th place) managed to defend their top spot. Instead, Anaelle Bondoux raced from fifth place to the front of the field and celebrated her victory. She was followed by Ida Lien from Norway (+26,0 seconds), while Stina Nilsson from Sweden came third (+42,6 seconds). The best Azzurra was Michela Carrara in 8th place (+1.46,6 minutes).

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Biathlon, men: Meanwhile, at the men's IBU Cup there was a Norwegian quadruple success in Sjusjøen. Johan-Olav Botn triumphed in the pursuit ahead of Martin Uldal (+10,0) and Martin Nevland (+23.4). Fourth place went to Mats Overby (+4). Best Azzurro was Daniele Cappellari (+43,4 minutes) in tenth place. David Zingerle and Christoph Pircher took places 21 and 22.

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Alpine skiing, men: The second European Cup downhill took place in Santa Caterina on Friday. Once again two ÖSV athletes were at the top, this time Stefan Rieser conjured up the fastest time in the snow and took victory. It landed just behind Thursday's winner, Vincent Wieser. He was only 0,06 seconds behind his compatriot and the double victory in Santa Caterina. Livio Hiltbrand from Switzerland came third (+0,33 seconds). As on Thursday, Emanuele Buzzi narrowly missed the podium. The Italian finished fourth, 0,43 seconds behind Rieser.

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