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Cross-country skiing-skiers skip World Cup races in Finland due to the cold

Cross-Country Skiing-Cross-Country World Cup-Luka, Finland-November 28, 2021 Men’s Cross-Country Skiing Freestyle 15km Russian Alexander Borschnov via REUTERS during a freestyle 15km chase competition VesaMoilanen / Lehtikuva

November 28, 2021

Luka (Reuters), Finland – When temperatures drop below -20 degrees Celsius, Norwegian cross-country ski teams and Finland’s Ebonis Kanen skip Sunday’s Men’s World Cup 15km freestyle race, with Russia’s Alexander Borschnov winning. I left a field to fit it.

Due to the freezing conditions in Finland, the race on Sunday was postponed until early afternoon, but as the Beijing Olympics in February approached, many racers preferred to withdraw from the competition.

“They warmed up and evaluated. It was so cold that we decided to skip the race for good health. There is no risk of illness,” said Espen Bjervig, manager of the Norwegian cross-country team. Told to.

Niskanen, who won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 50km race in Pyeongchang in 2018, summarized the situation vigorously. “It’s not that long until the Olympics. Minus 23 is too long for me. It’s an easy choice,” he told the Norwegian newspaper VG.

(Report by Philip O’Connor, edited by Ken Ferris)



Cross-country skiing-skiers skip World Cup races in Finland due to the cold

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