Iivo Niskanen has won the gold medal in the cross-country skiing in China’s Olympic Games in China over 15 kilometers in the classic style. One day after the silver profit of his older sister Kerttu Niskanen over the ten kilometers classically, the 30-year-old sat down on Friday in Zhangjiakou.
In the finish he lay 23.2 seconds in front of Skiathlon Olympic Champion Alexander Bolshunov from Russia. Bronze won Norway’s Star Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo. For Niskanen it was the third Olympic gold of his career.
Best German was Lucas Bögl from Gaißach as 17. after 76 out of 97 runners. Jonas Dobler (Traunstein) and Janosch Brugger (Schluchsee) occupied the places 19 and 20.
Kuchler runs premature in the finish
Olympic debutant Albert Kuchler from Lam stopped a mishap. “I went to the finish after the first round, then had to turn back again. That cost about 30 seconds,” said the 23-year-old. “I can not explain it why it happens here.” In the end he did not land under the first 30.
The 15 km cross-country skiing in the ticker…