Joey Hadorn (Switzerland) and Anna Haataja (Finland) took the Gold medals at today’s Junior World Championships Long distance in Engadin, Switzerland.
A great day for Switzerland again with four medals of six possible!
In the men’s class the medal podium at the long distance looks exactly like yesterday’s sprint distance: Gold to Joey Hadorn (SUI), silver to Thomas Curiger (SUI) and bronze to Isac von Krusenstierna. Reigning champion Olli Ojanaho (FIN) had a good start of the race, but a big 4-5 minute mistake at a tricky control halfway in the race cost the Finn the possibility to fight for the medals.
Looked good for Aebersold
In the women’s class Anna Haataja won Gold ahead of Valerie Aebischer (SUI) with Anne Bachmann (also SUI) in bronze position. It did, however, look like it could be a repetition of yesterday’s sprint Gold medal for Simona Aebersold (SUI) – Aebersold having a comfortable one minute lead after half of the course. However, Aebersold ran past the 8th control and did not notice until she was nearly at the next control – loosing 9(!) minutes.
Note that results are preliminary results from live results and are unofficial.