The International Federation has Approved the Result of the Ski Marathon at the World Championships
OREANDA-NEWS. The International Ski Federation (FIS) approved the result of the marathon at the World Championships in Oberstdorf after the withdrawal of the appeal against the disqualification of the Norwegian Johannes Klebo, Alexander Bolshunov remained in second place. This was reported to TASS by the FIS.
"The result of the men's 50 km race is now official," the FIS said.
On Sunday, Klebo finished first, but the competition jury disqualified him after the protest of the Russian national team. The Norwegian, when reaching the finish line, interfered with the leader of the race, Bolshunov, his actions led to the fact that the Russian skier broke a stick and lost speed before the finish spurt. As a result, Bolshunov managed to overtake another Norwegian - Emil Iversen, who was declared the winner of the marathon. Bolshunov got a silver medal, the third place went to the Norwegian Simen Kruger.
The Norwegian Ski Federation challenged the suspension, but the appeal was withdrawn at the request of Klebo. The three-time Olympic champion said he wants to focus on competition rather than litigation.
On March 13 and 14, the Engadine, Switzerland, will host two races as part of the season's final stage of the World Cup, Bolshunov and Klebo are planning to compete again at a distance of 50 km.