The Youth World Championship in Soldier Hollow (USA) was even more impressive - 2 x Gold, 1 x Silver! Janosch Brugger (19) won the Classic Sprint against five Scandinavians in the finals. In the Ski Athlon of the U23-Ladies, Lotta Udnes Weng skied ahead. The 20-year-old Norwegian showed good constant performance in the Classic and Free technique with her best fourth and fifth split time, gaining the decisive four seconds on her strongest pursuer in the change-over zone. Her twin sister Tiril Udnes Weng, fourth in the Ski Athlon, achieved silver over 10 km of skating (16.8 seconds behind the two years older winner), where Lotta missed the tenth bronze again by only one tenth of a second.
Kathrine Harsem, winning a classic third place at the Norwegian Championships in Lygna, rounded off the Redster success run. Marthe Kristoffersen and Anne Kjersti Kalva finished fifth and eighth respectively.
Before the World Championships in Lahti the World Cup competitions will take place in Otepaä (Estonia) on 18/19. February.