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10 Feb 2018 14:47

Impressive win by Kalla. I didn't see anything wrong with the Norwegian waxing. If there were problems it would likely be the individual making a bad choice. Not a problem with the waxing.
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11 Feb 2018 03:50

J. Boe vs Fourcade today in the men's sprint I reckon. Considering the strong wind, I'll go with Johannes.
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Re: Nordic Skiing/Biathlon Thread

11 Feb 2018 06:29

Niskanen doesn't take prisoners. Can't complain about someone making the race hard early
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11 Feb 2018 07:07

niskanen for sure tried but the wind he figured it was wiser to let others to lead.

at some points it seemed that klebo had been slipping back which, given the 1st leg is classic, i thought was a weakness. nevertheless, he was the 1st to change the skis.

still, the most impressive performance i thought was spitsov's who closed the gap to the leading group. and frankly, i thought his classic style is strained. having seen him at the world junior 10 days ago i am not surprised.

it is still btwn the norwegians and cologna to split the podium imo.
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11 Feb 2018 07:27

krueger!
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11 Feb 2018 07:35

well, it just ended. norway 1-2-3. not my favorite sequence, but i do like that kruger beat sundby and that klaebo turned out overrated. cologna deflated to my surprise. spitshov 4th exceptional imo.

overall, i am not disappointed that i got up so early
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11 Feb 2018 07:38

Well, that was better than I expected. As a race that is. Apparently the tracks and the wind do enable attacking.

Kudos to kruger and a small Lol at the red army triple.
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11 Feb 2018 09:39

Well, their pride was wounded a little after the women's skiathlon, so they had to come back strong.
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11 Feb 2018 10:28

Krüger was my pick for the 15km and now it looks like he will be the man to beat in that race.
Will be interesting to see if Klaebo went a bit too hard today, maybe he won't be that dominant in the sprint (mostly wishful thinking).
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11 Feb 2018 10:32

Can we just give the Norwegian men the relay gold now? Or do we hope for a ski prep issue like the do men had at Soho?
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11 Feb 2018 11:57

Well that was unexpected. Not a fan of the weather playing such a big factor. Wind is fine but gusts don't offer a fair match.
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Re: Nordic Skiing/Biathlon Thread

11 Feb 2018 12:16

Well, pure Norwegian domintion in the 30km, race, everyone else, Krüger made it look easy. Seems like Norway will run the table and win everything in men cross Country.

Very Very strange race in the Biathlon sprint. Nobody could have prediced this :surprised:

Saddly, this are the worst games I ever witnessed, no Flair, no atmosphere, no spectators, just sad, really sad.
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11 Feb 2018 12:27

fourcade is in monster shape!!! He will win 2 or 3 gold medals here
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11 Feb 2018 12:28

Be fair to the Games, though, this is the first weekend and these aren't the sports that the Koreans have the most interest in. And I expect that atmosphere-wise, Beijing will be worse. But it was to be expected, the test events in the Nordic sports were pretty mediocre, the trails aren't great and the crowds were negligible.
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11 Feb 2018 13:47

Quite enjoyable skiathlon. Niskanen going full Kamikaze. Hegstad Krüger out of the world comeback. But of course the best thing was to see the asthma-beard missing the gold. Harvey, Cologna, Rickardsson and Magnificat looked strong but had nothing to put up agains the Norwegians.
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12 Feb 2018 21:02

python wrote:well, it just ended. norway 1-2-3. not my favorite sequence, but i do like that kruger beat sundby and that klaebo turned out overrated. cologna deflated to my surprise. spitshov 4th exceptional imo.

overall, i am not disappointed that i got up so early


Klæbo is overrated? He’s 21 years old, winning sprint cup first senior season, winning everything beginning of second, never raced a championship as a senior before, strongest discipline is sprint, one bad result in what favors the seasoned aerobic monsters and you conclude he is overrated. Strange analysis.

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13 Feb 2018 00:17

Oude Geuze wrote:
python wrote:well, it just ended. norway 1-2-3. not my favorite sequence, but i do like that kruger beat sundby and that klaebo turned out overrated. cologna deflated to my surprise. spitshov 4th exceptional imo.

overall, i am not disappointed that i got up so early


Klæbo is underrated? He’s 21 years old, winning sprint cup first senior season, winning everything beginning of second, never raced a championship as a senior before, strongest discipline is sprint, one bad result in what favors the seasoned aerobic monsters and you conclude he is overrated. Strange analysis.
no-one talked about anything but a specific Olympics race in which klaebo placed below anything the entire season in a distance race... strange reading skills
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13 Feb 2018 01:16

Aha, the word you were looking for was “underperformed” I guess, “overrated” implies the opposite.
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13 Feb 2018 09:11

the norwegian sprint gals may end up with ONLY one medal today ...if the qual results can be linearly applied to the finals to take place later - which they often can't. falla essentially matched stina. weng in 10th...all 4 swedes are in. good performance from parma and the rest of the finns...

men are just starting the quals..the cold conditions seem favour the powerfull skiers. still i cant see past klaebo winning.
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13 Feb 2018 09:35

Klaebo looked disgusted that he was second.
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