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Haavard Klemetsen on winning spree

It has been a successful weekend for Norwegian team veteran Haavard Klemetsen who managed to stand on the very top of the podium of both, the Supersprint, which is traditionally held in conjunction with the training camp in Lillehammer, and at the Norwegian summer nationals this Saturday and Sunday.

In the roller-ski sprint competition in the pedestrian precinct of Lillehammer, a finish photo finally had to decide who was the winner of the 2013 Supersprint. Klemetsen beat roller-skiing sensation Magnus Moan by a hair's breadth. In the semifinals, Moan had beaten clubmate Joergen Graabak. Espen Andersen claimed a fourth rank.

And Klemetsen continued to win: At the additional ski jumping for the Supersprint on Sunday morning, which also acted as PCR for the summer nationals which followed later on Sunday, Klemetsen once again took the top position. With a jump of 100 metres, the Norwegian from Kautokeino accumulated 143,5 points which meant a 6,5 point lead on young talent Jarl Riiber who once again proved over the whole weekend that he is an athlete to be reckoned with in the future. Riiber shared his second rank with Espen Bjoernstad (both 137 points).

In the total calculation (addition of the points from jumping and from the sprint) this meant a victory with 263,5 points for Klemetsen. Sindre Ure Soetvik ranked second with 248,1 points and the third place went to Espen Bjoernstad with 237,3 points. Magnus Moan fell back on a fourth rank (235,5 p.) due to his seventh rank in the ski jumping part.

The picture was not very much differnt in the summer national championship later on Sunday. Klemetsen reigned supreme on the jump hill (97 m; 144,5 p.) and Espen Bjoernstad and Jarl Riiber followed on ranks two and three (98 m, 142 p. and 98 m; 140,5 p.) National team members Joergen Graabak, Jan Schmid, Magnus Krog and Magnus Moan followed on ranks four, five, six and seven at the intermediate point.

In the roller-ski part in Lillehammer's brand-new Birkebeiner-stadium, there never was any serious doubt who the winner of the race would be. Klemetsen started 10 seconds ahead of Bjoernstad and 16 ahead of Riiber and only needed the 5th fastest cross-country time (20:27) for the 10 kilometres to cross the finish line 13 seconds ahead of runner-up Joergen Graabak. Magnus Moan set the fastest time on the track (19:45) and improved from rank seven to rank three. Jan Schmid and Magnus Krog claimed ranks four and five and youngster Riiber came in on a great final sixth position.

"I am really impressed by Haavard", head coach Kristian Hammer says. "He has done tremendous work in training and improved a lot in the cross-country part."

For the final Norges Cup standing after six competitions (2 in Oslo, 2 in Trondheim and 2 in Lillehammer), this meant a clear win for Joergen Graabak. With two wins, three second places and a seventh rank and a total of 476 points, he topped the result list ahead of Jan Schmid (321 p.) and Magnus Krog (291). With Haavard Klemetsen and Magnus Moan claiming total ranks 4 and five, the whole first five places went to athletes from Granaasen Ski Team.

FISnordiccombined.com, 23 September 2013

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