After winning Wednesday’s individual-start skate, Russia’s Dmitry Rostovtsev notched his second-straight title at Junior World Championships on Friday in the 20-kilometer skiathlon in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Rostovtsev led a Russian podium sweep, winning the skiathlon in 47:40.2, just 3.9 seconds ahead of teammate Artem Maltsev, who was also Wednesday’s runner-up. Alexey Chervotkin (RUS) placed third, 5.2 seconds back.
In the women’s 10 k skiathlon, Teresa Stadlober of Austria rose from a second-place finish on Wednesday to capture gold in Friday’s mass-start event. The daughter of 1999 world relay champion Alois Stadlober, Teresa finished first in 27:13.0. Russia took second through fourth, with Nadezhda Shuniaeva in second (+6.6), Alisa Zhambalova in third (+10.9) and Anastasia Sedova in fourth (+19.0).
North American men: 17. Raphael Couturier (CAN), 34. Kyle Bratrud (USA), 39. Logan Hanneman (USA), 46. David Palmer (CAN), 56. Alexis Turgeon (CAN), 59. Zeke Williams (CAN), 70. Forrest Mahlen (USA), 71. Tucker McCrerey (USA)
North American women: 26. Heather Mooney (USA), 29. Frederique Vezina (CAN), 32. Sloan Storey (USA), 34. Anne-Marie Comeau (CAN), 35. Mary O’Connell (USA), 40. Corey Stock (USA), 43. Cendrine Brown (CAN), 45. Katherine Stewart-Jones (CAN)