Minneapolis USA comes after KlostersThe Nordic Masters World Cup in Klosters ended on Friday. In mostly good conditions, 29 nations competed for medals during a perfectly organised event. All 30 races were held according to schedule, mainly thanks to the great efforts of 350 volunteers. Positive vibes, beautifully sportive moments, team spirit and fairplay were omnipresent during this Masters event featuring participants aged from 30 to 91.
During the closing banquet, the flag of the World Masters Association WMA was handed over to the next venue organiser by Ruedi Schorro, chief of competition. The next Masters World Cup takes place from 19 – 26 January 2018 in Minneapolis USA.
Medals at Masters World Cup 2017Russia comes first with 134 medals, followed by the United States (51) and Norway (41). With 11 gold, 18 silver and 17 bronze medals, Switzerland ranks 6 in the final ranking list. The complete list of medals can be found at:
All athletes, whether or not they won a medal, have done a great job this week. Congratulations to all.
Barbara Turner CAN, Laura Mccabe USA, Svetlana Dobrykh RUS
Strong MWC skiers at the Engadin Skimarathon - lead by the US TeamThe US team boasts no less than 7 categorie winners at the Engadin Skimarathon! The same skiers have been on the podium in Klosters already, most of whom with superior performances such as e.g. Laura Mccabe (in the middle of the picture), who won all three races in categorie F05 with a big lead. At the Engadin Skimarathon she finished 35th overall featuring a time of 1:46.15,5!
The oldest MWC participant, Charles French (91 years) as well as WMA president John Downing also belong to the finishers.
The Swiss skiers were also successful: after three MWC mdeals, Seraina Stecher made use of her current great shape and won her categorie at the Engadin Skimarathon by far. Another category win goes to Martin Hänggi from Davos; he was also among the medalists Klosters! Other Klosters participants and medalists featured strong performances as well. Congratulations!
Film to remember Masters World Cup 2017On behalf of Davos Klosters Tourism, Ciril Bräm has been working with various cameras since the beginning of the event. He will create a short 20 minutes film.
Information on how to order the short film are available here.
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(Photos: Corinne Gut Klucker)