World Juniors Update: 15 Gates to Glory

White Circus - Weiß Zirkus - Cirque Blanc


We’re an outdoor sport, so adapting to the weather is a constant. Today was no exception. The day dawned to pouring rain, but the forecast was actually promising – with sun predicted for 9:00am. So the planned program to run both slaloms proceeded.

On cue, the sun emerged and it was a glorious day – except the upper slopes of Rosa Khutor were inaccessible due to extreme avalanche hazard. So – no slaloms were possible.

With a quick “U-turn” the program was changed to the Nations Team Event (NTE), slated to get underway in the afternoon.

This was the fourth staging of the Team Event at the World Juniors and similar to all others, it was an exciting, raucous affair. Team chants. Enthusiastic crowds. Thrilling matches. Excited athletes and coaches. Ski racing at its best.

Under blue-bird skies 16 nations took to the 15 gate dual slalom for exciting head-to-head…

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