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Switzerland celebrates home gold in team ski-snowboard cross at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Villars Winter Park, Switzerland

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Switzerland’s snowboarders and free skiers combined to deliver a home gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at Villars Winter Park in the Alpine slopes above Lausanne.

Given there were two individual gold medallists in the line-up the Swiss team were among the favourites. They lived up to the expectation of the home crowd.

17-year-old, Anouk Doerig, bronze medallist in the women’s snowboard cross, the women’s freeski cross gold medallist 17-year-old, Marie Krista, men’s individual snowboard cross gold medal winner, Valerio Jud, who is 17, and 17-year-old Robin Tissieres warmed the home crowd with a cool exhibition of their racing skills.

They did give the noisy Villars crowd an anxious wait before the celebrations could begin among the noisy crowd.

Going into the final race the Swiss had a healthy lead over second-placed Russia but a mistake by Tissieres left everyone waiting on the officials to add up the combined times of the two nations. Ultimately, Switzerland grabbed the gold by the slimmest of margins.

So, the silver medal went to Russia. Germany won bronze.

In team ski-snowboard cross, each team has four members. They run in the following order: female snowboarder, female skier, male snowboarder, male skier.

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