—Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China, December 30th, 2010
Xu Wenlong – the Champion of Men’s 1.2 km Sprint Final
Chinese skier Xu Wenlong still keeps moving forward from 3rd in stage 2 to 1st in stage 3, though he has a really tough time in qualification and ranked in 10th. Edin Johan from Sweden got 1st in qualification and retreated to 2nd in final. However, the Olympic Champion, Bjoern Lind, keeps languishing in 8th place again in
qualification and only ranked to 7th in final. Thobias Fredriksson, another Swedish Olympic champion got the result of 12th in qualification and retreating to 13th in final.
Norwegian World Cup skier Mari Eide battled with Chinese Man Dandan
Norwegian world cup skier Mari Edie finally proved herself in the final from the 3rd place in qualification to the 1st in final, only with the gap of 1.79 with the 2nd place with Chinese skier Man Dandan. Chinese skiers still performed very well continuously in the stage 3. The 3rd the place of final has been taken by Li Hongxue, from China also. And Soederlund Helence, a Swedish skier has been the 4th in final, 4places ahead from the qualification.
It was a little bit windy with the temperature of -16 ℃ to -17℃. BTV-Sports was live broadcasting the brilliant event. Today, the group with 80 athletes is heading for Changchun Vasaloppet China 2011. They will land in Changchun at around 2:00 pm. This is the last battle, also the last chance, which is essential to their final ranking! Keep an eye on it!