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27/Feb/2014

Cross-Country Women –Team Sprint: Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) silver medal, Ida Ingemarsdotter (SWE) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Aino Kaisa SAARINEN  ; Ida INGEMARSDOTTER

19/02/2014
*The run
Norway totally dominated this Team Sprint but behind, Finland showed an interesting race. The skier of the Team Rossignol, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, confirmed her good shape (5th of the skiathlon, 4th of the Classic 10km) whereas the fight for the 3rd place between Sweden and Germany was tightened. It is Ida Ingemarsdotter from Sweden which takes it finally.
*The quote of the champion
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN): "This has been an amazing day for our team. We've had such a good atmosphere. Since yesterday we had karaoke and dancing. This was our day - we did a great race. I've shown I can ski my perfect classic and Krista did the most excellent skating ever, she's such a good racer. This. . .was so exciting. I've done many relay races and this was the most exciting race ever. I'm so happy I had these youngsters with me. This team, it's like, amazing."
*The number: 5
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen has won its fifth Olympic medal since 2006 during Team Sprint.

 

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon – Relay Women: Olga Zaitseva (RUS) silver medal and Relay Men: Simon Schempp (GER) silver medal

Riders in this news :  Olga ZAYTSEVA  ; Simon SCHEMPP

20/02/2014
*The run
Ukraine takes away the women relay ahead of Russia with our Rossignol athlete Olga Zaitseva and Norway. For the men, Russia grabs the victory ahead of Simon Schempp from Germany and Austria.
*The quote of the champion
Olga Zaitseva (RUS): "I am really happy and thankful to get a medal."
*The number: 24
The Russians medal was their country's 24th of these Games, equaling Russia's medal record for the Olympic Winter Games.

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon – Mixed Relay: Dorothea Wierer and Lukas Hofer (ITA) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Lukas HOFER

19/02/2014
*The run
The team of Norway realized a perfect race with its best athletes. Constant, Italy managed to maintain its rank during the four relays and our two biathletes of the Rossignol Team, Dorothea Wierer and Lukas Hofer offer themselves a beautiful bronze medal.
*The quote of the champion
Lukas Hofer (ITA) : "Finally the last one was not a miss, but it was a lucky shot! Then I enjoyed the last lap and it was a great celebration at the finish line...I hope this medal is a great motivation for all of the biathletes in Italy."
*The number: 15
This was the first biathlon medal for Italy since 1998!

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27/Feb/2014

Cross-Country Men –Team Sprint: Iivo Niskanen (FIN) gold medal, Nikita Kriukov (RUS) silver medal, Teodor Peterson (SWE) bronze medal

19/02/2014
*The run
The new world champion U23 Iivo Niskanen, showed that he had beautiful capacities to stand out among the biggest skiers of the world circuit. The racer from Rossignol Team has realized a strong first part and perfectly gave the relay to his teammate Jauhojaervi.
*The quote of the champion
Iivo Niskanen (FIN): "Unbelievable. Sami was fantastic in the last lap. Everything was perfect. He was really fast on the last uphill and he made it”
*The number: 12
Finland has waiting for an Olympic title since 12 years, since Salt Lake City in 2002 with a medal in Nordic Combined! 

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27/Feb/2014

Biathlon Men – Mass Start 15km: Martin Fourcade (FRA) silver medal

Riders in this news :  Martin FOURCADE

17/02/2014
*The run
Emil Svendsen won the gold medal in the men's mass French biathlete Martin Fourcade achieved exactly the same time, and the winner was determined by a photo finish. Ondrej Moravec ends third. Martin Fourcade has won three individual medals including two titles of Olympic Champion.
*The quote of the champion
"It would have been an immense honor to equal him. Obviously, I am disappointed because even if I do not run for the history, it would have been a beautiful way to close my individual competitions. But my Games are successful. And seen my state of shape, I am proud to have obtained the silver medal."
*The number: 3
With three Olympic medals, Martin Fourcade became the French athlete the most titled in Winter Olympics Games.

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