The nations’ team event concluded a long day of racing at the Juniors and was certainly a tough race until the end. The Canadian team won the battle for the first place against Austria, while Belgium took the third place ahead of Germany.
Game faces were on and there was a big crowd at the nations’ team event in Åre tonight. Austria and Great Britain were the first teams on the course, which ended with an Austrian victory. The USA, Finland, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland also made it to the second run of the evening.
There were a few spectacular crashes, fortunately without any reported injuries, which led to Belgium beating Finland, Canada besting Sweden and Germany going onto the next round after beating Switzerland.
In the end, the battle for bronze was between Belgium and Germany, with the latter as the favorites for the medal. But Belgium put up a good fight and took home the bronze after two heat wins each, and the fastest total time.
Canada had a lot of support among the spectators and it seemed to help. After winning their heat in the first round against Poland by time and then against Sweden 3-1, followed by beating the Belgians again by time, the Canadian team won the final against Austria with another three-one result.
See the full results here.
Next on the schedule is the men’s giant slalom, Monday, March 13.
For schedule and all results, visit are2017.com/results
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