Switzerland takes the gold
Switzerland’s Anja Weber won the gold medal in the women’s 10km classic at the U23 World Championship in Lygna, Norway.
Switzerland’s Anja Weber won the gold medal in the women’s 10km classic at the U23 World Championship in Lygna, Norway. She finished the race ahead of Patricija Eiduka from Latvia.
-It was a hard race in these tough tracks. I didn’t expect to stand here with a gold medal after a very challenging summer last year, the gold medalist says.
Weber was patiently watching in the finishing area while Patricija Eiduka was fighting on the last 100 metres. She crossed the finish line 1,3 seconds late, and got the silver medal.
-This was a tough race. I enjoyed the tracks here at Lygna as they are quite similar to home, a pleased silver medalist says.
The bronze medal was won by Veronika Stepanova from Russia. Stepanova just came back from Beijing where she completed the last leg in the relay for the Russian winning team.
-It was tough going straight from the Olympics to Lygna. The tracks here were challenging and hard like the ones in the Olympics, but I tried my best. I’m very happy about a medal today, the Russian says. She finished 13,1 seconds behind Weber.
The best Norwegian was Margrethe Bergane with an eighth place.