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USA’s Swirbul Claims Record SILVER in Women’s 5K F at Junior Worlds – USA’s Ogden 7th, Canada’s Cyr 12th


January 30, 2018 (Goms, SUI) – American Hailey Swirbul delivered a stellar SILVER performance in the women’s 5km FR today in Switzerland, the best-ever US xc ski result at the FIS Nordic Junior World Championships.

Hannah Halvorsen [P] jwsc2018
Russia’s Polina Nekrasova won the gold by 14.4 seconds over Swirbul with Anita Korva (FIN) in third at  25.4 seconds behind. Hannah Halvorsen (USA) was 22nd while Natalie Hynes was the top Canadian in 36th.

Junior Women's 5k Cl podium (l-r) Korva 3rd, Nekrasova 1st, Swirbul 2nd [P] jwsc2018
In the Junior Men’s 10km FR race the USA’s Ben Ogden took home a top 10 finishing 7th while Antoine Cyr led the Canadians in 12th. Americans Gus Schumacher (Alaska Winter Stars) and Hunter Wonders were 17th and 22nd respectively.

Jon Rolf Skamo Hope (Nor), 20, took the win by nine seconds over silver medalist Russian Sergey Ardashev while Norwegian Joergen Lippert was 27.9 seconds behind for the bronze

Women’s results here.
Men’s results here.

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