Nordic Ski World Champs 2013


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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby Powell » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:04 am

j-a-m wrote:To put that in perspective, Berger saves time by shooting faster than everyone else, and when looking at the overall time, that can make her seem even faster at skiing than she already is. Domracheva didn't have a good season until recently, but in top shape she's close to Goessner.


Fast shooting certainly helps, but even when you look at pure running time, (deducting the time at the range) at the WC she was running faster than Goessner in all races except the mass start, I believe.
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby LopenUupunut » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:49 am

LopenUupunut wrote:
Powell wrote:So what are your predictions for the relay today? Norway is obviously out of everyone's reach, but what about the minor medals? Finland and Sweden are obvious candidates, but Russia is starting to get their act together before the Olympics, and the US looks like possible contenders as well (it would be their first medal ever).
I'm not convinced by Finland. We look good on paper, but I'm sure we'll manage to screw up somehow :? We have a weaker anchor than any other top contenders, which doesn't help.
Told you :twisted:

Good call with Russia!
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:33 pm

Looking for upsets? Find the crew with the best wax....
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby Per Andersen » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:17 pm

26mi235 wrote:Looking for upsets? Find the crew with the best wax....

Just go with Norway :D
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby Per Andersen » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:36 pm

Ski Jump Big Hill went today. Kamil Stoch of Poland took it, longest jump 131.5 m. Former Polish great, Adam Malysz has the hill record with 136m. Stoch has been around and can win these things. Top favorite Schlierenzauer of Austria finished 8th. Silver and bronze to Peter Prevc of Slovenia and Anders Jacobsen of Norway.

Slovenia is a country who is rapidly advancing in winter sports and also in other sports.
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby pakillo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:41 pm

Per Andersen wrote:
26mi235 wrote:Looking for upsets? Find the crew with the best wax....

Just go with Norway :D

Believe me, waxing isn't that helpful...
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby pakillo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:00 pm

Heard something about going back to 30km/50km interval start in Falun 2015, I hope!
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby LopenUupunut » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:48 am

pakillo wrote:Heard something about going back to 30km/50km interval start in Falun 2015, I hope!
That would be great!

Though to be fair, today's race wasn't boring :)
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby pakillo » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:37 am

LopenUupunut wrote:
pakillo wrote:Heard something about going back to 30km/50km interval start in Falun 2015, I hope!
That would be great!

Though to be fair, today's race wasn't boring :)

Yep, logical tactic if one doesn't want sprint finish against Northug :)

I can't remember when was the last time Italy won zero medals at Worlds and pretty poor performance from Finland (though women could have done much better in the relay with a little bit different team...)
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Re: Nordic Ski World Champs 2013

Postby Powell » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:52 am

Only one silver for Justyna Kowalczyk, that's certainly a major disappointment :( But the Polish jumpers partly made up for it. First Stoch's gold, then the first ever medal for Poland in the team event (although they originally finished fourth, before it was announced that Norway's score was miscalculated - very bizarre!)
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