FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships ready to kick off – Classic sprints in U20 will be the first event

FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships 2021 will be organized in Finland when Lahti is organizing the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, whereas the Cross-Country events will be held in Vuokatti. First medal events will be held in Vuokatti on Tuesday when the classic sprints in U20 class will kick off the competitions.

There will be total of 435 athletes from 37 different counties competing in Vuokatti. Vuokattiin on ilmoittautunut kaiken kaikkiaan 435 kilpailijaa 37:stä eri maasta. Secretary General Ann-Mary Ähtävä is already really excited for the competition week.

” Our competition organization is so amazing that as a secretary general, I don’t have to be even nervous one day before the competitions”, Ähtävä says.

” Of course, this whole Covid situation has caused a lot of extra work and stress for everyone, that’s for sure. And yes, it’s sad that we can’t have spectators in the races but luckily we have the live stream so you can watch the races from home”, she continues.

Niilo Moilanen is excited night before the sprint

One of the most interesting Finnish names during the first competition day is Niilo Moilanen, who won Finland’s qualification races to JWSC competitions.

”I have a good feeling towards tomorrow. I’ve had many days to prepare and do some skitests so I’m excited for tomorrow. My goal is to have my own good performance. It’s kind of hard to have any goals about the result, but I believe that if I perform in my own good level, the good results will come.”

Follow the races:

You can follow the races in Finland through Elisa Viihde. The broadcast starts at 9:50am.

The heats can also be viewed through YLE Areena at 11:55.

Internationally you can buy a pass to our online livestream by following this link:

Liveresults through FIS:

Social Media: @vuokattisport and @jwsc2021

More information:

Topi Kuorelahti
Media / JWSC2021 – Vuokatti
+358 44 414 8883


Picture: LORU Creative / Alexander Ståhlberg (FIN) during the official training on Monday

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