Nordic Programs

Fletcher Fastest Again in Chaikovski

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USSA
2014-01-05 06:37
 

CHAIKOVSKI, Russia (Jan. 5) – Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive race Sunday, earning the fastest time of the day for the second day in a row and finishing sixth in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaikovski. Fletcher started the 10k cross country portion 2:15 back and took the fastest time by a 26-second margin, while Austria’s Wilhelm Denifl took the victory. Next, the men head to Chaux Neuve, France Jan. 11-12 for a pair of nordic combined World Cup events.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive race Sunday, earning the fastest time of the day for the second day in a row and finishing sixth in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaikovski.
  • Fletcher started the 10k cross country portion 2:15 back and took the fastest time by a 26-second margin over Norway’s Truls Soenstehagen Johansen, while Austria’s Wilhelm Denifl took the victory.
  • High winds forced officials to cancel the large hill jump in Sunday’s event, so the cross country portion was seeded with Friday’s provisional jump results, where Fletcher finished 43rd.
  • Fletcher also posted the fastest time in Saturday’s individual Gundersen 10k event, finishing sixth on the same cross country track.
  • Next, the men head to Chaux Neuve, France Jan. 11-12 for a pair of nordic combined World Cup events.

QUOTES
Taylor Fletcher
These results are great for my mental level. I know that I can compete with the best again. I look forward to more chances and better jumps as well. 

Russian snow is very difficult. Sochi was very wet and slow and Chaikovski was cold and slow. I think slow conditions are great for me.

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