Winter Universiade 2019 comes to a close

The epic University Winter Games have come to a close, with just over 2,500 athletes competing in an exciting array of sports! The games were held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, welcoming people to ‘#RealWinter’ which was the event hashtag for the year.

The 11-day event included 11 sports. Including, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Biathlon, Bandy, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Orienteering and Snowboard.

From the battle between Russia and Canada in the Women’s Ice Hockey, to Japan’s Ikuma Horishima taking out the gold in the Dual Moguls, there’s been a whole heap of amazing moments during this year’s games.

Here are some of the winners.

Women’s Ice Hockey

The hosts did it! Team Russia took gold after a hard-fought battle with Canada in the Women’s Ice Hockey Final.

Gold: Russia

Silver: Canada

Bronze: Japan

Men’s Ice Hockey

And the hosts did it again – this time in the Men’s Hockey. Russia won the gold medal game against Slovakia.

Gold: Russia

Silver: Slovakia

Bronze: Canada

Super-G Ladies

Austria’s Jessica Gfrerer came in first place, with a time of 58.44, while Amelie Dupasquier came in second at 59.53, and Sweden’s Fanny Axelsson took third place with a total of 59.70.

Gold: Jessica Gfrerer (Austria)

Silver: Amelie Dupasquier (Switzerand)

Bronze: Fanny Axelsson (Sweden)

Super-G Men

Swiss skier, Lukas Zippert won first place with a time of 57.04, while Czech Republic’s Tomas Klinsky came in second, and Zippert’s teammate Yannick Chabloz came in third.

Gold: Lukas Zippert (Switzerland)

Silver: Tomas Klinsky (Czech Republic)

Bronze: Yannick Chabloz (Switzerland)

Curling Women

The Swedish took out the Women’s curling, against Republic of Korea. The team included Isabella Wranaa, Jennie Waahlin, Almida De Val, and Fanny Sjoeberg.

Gold: Sweden

Silver: Republic of Korea

Bronze: Russia

Curling Men

The men’s Curling final came to a close call, with the Norwegian team winning by one point.

Gold: Norway

Silver: Canada

Bronze: United Kingdom

Here’s the full medal table by Country.

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

 Russia (RUS)

41

39

32

112

2

South Korea (KOR)

6

4

4

14

3

Japan (JPN)

5

4

4

13

4

 Austria (AUT)

3

3

0

6

5

 Finland (FIN)

3

2

7

12

6

 Norway  (NOR)

3

2

3

8

7

 France (FRA)

2

4

7

13

8

 Switzerland (SUI)

2

2

3

7

9

 Germany (GER)

2

1

2

5

 Sweden (SWE)

2

1

2

5

11

 Belarus (BLR)

2

1

0

3

12

 Czech Republic (CZE)

1

2

3

6

13

 Canada (CAN)

1

2

2

5

14

 China (CHN)

1

2

1

4

15

 Italy (ITA)

1

1

1

3

16

 Poland (POL)

1

1

0

2

17

 Kazakhstan (KAZ)

0

4

3

7

18

 Slovakia  (SVK)

0

1

0

1

19

 Georgia (GEO)

0

0

1

1

 Great Britain (GBR)

0

0

1

1

Totals (20 nations)

76

76

76

228

 

Russia came out on top with 112 medals in total, while South Korea came in second place with 14, and Japan in third with 13 medals.

For full results for all the disciplines, head to the FISU website.

We’ve only got to wait two more years till the next 2021 Winter Universiade which is scheduled to be held in Lucerne, Swtizerland.

For more updates on skiing and sports, stay tuned to the Sprongo Blog!

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