Sunday, February 20, 2011

Still on a roll..

Another stellar day for Kikkan today and Alex Harvey. Kikkan looked strong all the way through the rounds and when challenged in the final stretch she had more than anyone else....including Marit Bjorgen the World's best female skier. Alex Harvey also out kicked Petter Northug for second place behind Sweden's Emil Joensson. Unfortunately the Aussie's didn't have the same kind of day. Ester had a good effort but missed the qualifying round by 4 seconds.

We drove over to Oslo (about 45 km from Drammen) and dropped off all our gear at the wax cabin. What a venue. I can't wait for the World Championships to start. One to see Kikkan possibly become World Champion, and see this venue and the Norwegian fans in action. This is definitely a ski nation! Back to Oslo tomorrow morning to get the ball rolling.

Sunrise over Drammen from our living room window. Looking down over the city. My camera doesn't do it justice.
A blurry shot of Kikkan heading out in her quarter final heat. She is in second.
The finishing stretch in Kikkan's qtr final heat. Lot's of fans on hand.
Kikkan second from the right in her semi-final.
The view from our wax cabin at the Holmenkollen stadium at sunset.
A somewhat obstructed view of the Holmenkollen ski jump.

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