Cross-country skiing World Cup in Gällivare: Carl again in the top 10 – Diggins wins confidently

As of: December 2nd, 2023 10:55 a.m

Only Victoria Carl made it into the top 10 as the best German in the 10 kilometer freestyle in Gällivare, Sweden. The victory on Saturday (December 2nd) went to the strong Jessie Diggins in once again icy temperatures.

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Olympic champion Diggins won confidently ahead of Swedes Ebba Andersson (+23.1 seconds) and Moa Ilor (+25.6). The American ran the 20 kilometers from Ruka in second place last weekend despite a bloody lip and a frozen right hand.

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Minus 15 degrees: Cross-country skiers defy arctic cold

At the first competition in Lapland in northern Sweden, 70 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the athletes also had to brave temperatures of minus 15 degrees. Victoria Carl achieved this best in the German team.

The team sprint Olympic champion in Beijing finished in a shared ninth place, over a minute behind. Katharina Hennig, who feels more comfortable in the classic style, had to settle for 20th place. Sofie Krehl was impressive in 15th place, as was debutante Helen Hofmann in 28th. Lisa Lohmann was 39th, Katherine Sauerbrey 46th.

Can Hennig and Co. also perform well in Sweden?

At the opening weekend, Hennig and Carl made a good impression with several placings and the top ten. In similar icy temperatures in Ruka, Finland, Hennig finished tenth in the sprint, while Carl came eighth over 20 kilometers. In the 10 km race in the classic discipline, Hennig and Carl finished fifth and sixth.

The German squad for Gällivare:

Women: Victoria Carl (Zella-Mehlis), Pia Fink (Bremelau), Laura Gimmler (Oberstdorf), Katharina Hennig (Oberwiesenthal), Sofie Krehl (Oberstdorf), Lisa Lohmann (Oberhof), Coletta Rydzek (Oberstdorf), Katherine Sauerbrey (Steinbach-Hallenberg). )

Men: Lucas Bögl (Gaißach), Janosch Brugger (Schluchsee), Albert Kuchler (Lam), Florian Notz (Römerstein), Anian Sossau (Iron Doctor), Jan Stölben (Ernstberg)