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16 days, 13 medals, countless smiles

23.02.2018, Pyeongchang, Korea (KOR):
Krista Parmakoski (FIN) - XXIII. Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, cross-country, medals, Pyeongchang (KOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.
23.02.2018, Pyeongchang, Korea (KOR): Krista Parmakoski (FIN) - XXIII. Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, cross-country, medals, Pyeongchang (KOR). www.nordicfocus.com. © Modica/NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) with her cross-country medals from Pyeongchang (KOR). Photo: Nordic Focus

Madshus athletes earned at total of 13 medals in Pyeong Chang (KOR).

In both cross-country and biathlon, the Madshus racers took home medals of all colors: gold, silver and bronze.

At the biathlon range, Anaïs Bescond helped France to gold in the mixed relay and bronze in the women’s relay, and also won the bronze medal in the 10-kilometer sprint, which was the first biathlon event in Pyeong Chang.

Benedikt Doll (GER) takes home no less than three medals: two individual bronze medals in the 12.5-kilometer sprint and the 15-kilometer mass start, as well as bronze from the men’s relay.

In the women’s relay, Anna Magnusson helped Sweden to silver, skiing the third leg for her team.

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Biathlon racer Anais Bescond (FRA) took home three medals from Pyeongchang 2018. Photo: Nordic Focus

Biathlon racer Anais Bescond (FRA) took home three medals from Pyeongchang 2018. Photo: Nordic Focus

At the cross-country venue, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg skied the opening leg in the women’s relay, setting Norway up for gold.

In the individual events both Hans Christer Holund (NOR) and Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN) was on the podium at the very first formal cross-country event in Pyeong Chang, both earning the bronze in the skiathlon: The women skied their 15-kilometer on Saturday, February 10, and the men skied their 30-kilometer version of the competition the next day.

Pärmäkoski also earned the bronze in 10-kilometer skate race in the middle of the championships, and capped her stay in Pyeong Chang with a silver medal from the 30-kilometer classic mass start on Sunday February 25, which was the very last individual event.

In Nordic Combined, championship rookie Jarl Magnus Riiber helped Norway to silver in the team competition.

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg helped Norway to gold in the relay in Pyeongchang 2018. Photo: Nordic Focus

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg helped Norway to gold in the relay in Pyeongchang 2018. Photo: Nordic Focus

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Sweeping the long and the short

Ida Sargent (USA) at the FIS cross-country World Cup team sprint in Dresden (GER). Photo: Nordic Focus
Ida Sargent (USA) at the FIS cross-country World Cup team sprint in Dresden (GER). Photo: Nordic Focus

Ida Sargent (USA) at the FIS cross-country World Cup team sprint in Dresden (GER). Photo: Nordic Focus

Podium performances in the Ski Classics marathon, the FIS World Cup team sprint and the IBU biathlon World Cup relay.

In the Ski Classics long-distance series, Sara Lindborg (SWE) delivered a solid podium finish in Austria – her first for the season – with second place in the 60-kilometer Kaiser Maximilian Lauf.

The race, which was the third event in the 2018 Ski Classics marathon series, was also the first event in the new mini cup “Alp Trophy.” The Alp Trophy is a bonus to the top racer overall in the three Alpine races Maximilian Lauf in Austria, La Diagonela in Switzerland on January 20, and Marcialonga in Italy on January 28.

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Sara Lindborg (SWE) was 2nd in the Ski Classics Kaiser Maximilian Lauf in Seefeld (AUT). Photo: Nordic Focus

Sara Lindborg (SWE) was 2nd in the Ski Classics Kaiser Maximilian Lauf in Seefeld (AUT). Photo: Nordic Focus

At the IBU biathlon World Cup in Rupholding (GER), Anna Magnusson helped Sweden to third place again for the second week in a row. This was the last World Cup relay prior to the Olympics in South Korea, which take place February 9 to 25.

On Sunday, Ida Sargent (USA) helped USA to third place in the World Cup team sprint in Dresden (GER). This was her third World Cup podium, and her second third place in the team sprint event. Last year, she was third in the same event at the pre-Olympics in South Korea.

Anna Magnusson helped Sweden to third place in the IBU biathlon World Cup relay in Rupholding (GER). Photo: Nordic Focus

Anna Magnusson helped Sweden to third place in the IBU biathlon World Cup relay in Rupholding (GER). Photo: Nordic Focus

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