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Feb 27, 2014

Cross-Country Men – 50km Free: Alexander Legkov (RUS) gold medal and Ilia Chernousov (RUS) bronze medal

Riders in this news :  Alexander LEGKOV  ; Ilia CHERNOUSOV

23/02/2014
*The run
Russia has triumphed in the 50 km freestyle mass start race. Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ilia Chernousov swept the entire set of medals of the Olympic mass start.
*The quote of the champion
Alexander Legkov (RUS): "This is priceless. It's more valuable than my life, I can't express how I feel. For 15 years I've been trying for this result. My main tactic was just to save energy, stay in the leading group and try to control the strongest competitors. I'm just so tired, I can't comprehend what's going on."
*The number: 33
Russia ends first of the “medals board” with 33 medals including 13 gold medals.

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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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Feb 27, 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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