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FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019: Highlights from the First Weekend

25.02.2019 in Sports

First day of competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.First day of competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.

The first weekend of competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld is over. More than 200,000 fans were on hand to cheer on the 717 athletes competing. We have put together a collection of the most important moments and impressive photos from the opening weekend.

Opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.Opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.

Thousands of fans watched the ski jumping competition.Thousands of fans watched the ski jumping competition.

Fans from Norway.Fans from Norway.

The coveted trophies.The coveted trophies.

First day of competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.First day of competition at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld.

Team Germany on their way to the start.Team Germany on their way to the start.

Fans of ski jumper Stefan Kraft were in a creative mood.Fans of ski jumper Stefan Kraft were in a creative mood.

Exhausted athletes during qualifying for the women’s race.Exhausted athletes during qualifying for the women’s race.

The women’s team from Italy complete their warm-up.The women’s team from Italy complete their warm-up.

The art of ski jumping – one of the side events at the World Championships 2019.The art of ski jumping – one of the side events at the World Championships 2019.

The Bergisel ski jumping hill in Innsbruck hosted the ski jumping competitions.The Bergisel ski jumping hill in Innsbruck hosted the ski jumping competitions.

World Championships fever in Tirol.World Championships fever in Tirol.

Final of the men’s sprint in Seefeld.Final of the men’s sprint in Seefeld.

Nordic combined athlete Franz Josef Rehrl claims Team Austria’s first podium place. His bronze medal was cause for much celebration.Nordic combined athlete Franz Josef Rehrl claims Team Austria’s first podium place. His bronze medal was cause for much celebration.

Exhausted athletes at the end of the men’s sprint.Exhausted athletes at the end of the men’s sprint.

The women’s sprint was decided by a matter of millimetres.The women’s sprint was decided by a matter of millimetres.

Fans from around the world cheer on the athletes.Fans from around the world cheer on the athletes.

A passionate fan from Italy.A passionate fan from Italy.

Joy for the ski jumpers.Joy for the ski jumpers.

Tirol native Theresa Schuler is a creative mountain adventurer who loves to share her culinary secrets and the latest trends (ok, maybe she keeps a few to herself).

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