Akito Watabe (JPN), Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Mikko Kokslien (NOR) (l-r)
Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Francois Braud (FRA), Akito Watabe (JPN)
Joergen Graabak (NOR)
Johannes Rydzek (GER)
Eric Frenzel (GER)

WATABE AND KOKSLIEN MAKE A PODIUM IN LILLEHAMMER

07.12.2013
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Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots) and Mikko Kokslien (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) made a podium in Gundersen event at normal hill in Lillehammer.
Kokslien with a great catch-up
Akito Watabe started in third position into his cross-country race, 26 seconds behind Francois Braud (FRA, Fischer skis and boots), and caught up his disadvantage together with Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) up to the middle of the race. During the last lap Watabe wasn't able to follow Lamy Chappuis' attack and had to let the Frenchman go. Watabe finished second, 13 seconds back, only a few seconds ahead of Mikko Kokslien who stormed from 28 to the podium along with other fast-skiing athletes. His compatriot Jørgen Gråbak (NOR, Fischer) came in fourth ahead of Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) and Francois Braud. Miroslav Dvorak (CZE, Fischer skis and boots) finished eighth, Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) increased from 43 to ten.
HS100/10km, Lillehammer (NOR):
1. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.26.45,20
2. Akito Watabe
JPN 00.26.58,70
3. Mikko Kokslien
NOR 00.27.03,50
4. Jørgen Gråbak
NOR 00.27.07,40
5. Johannes Rydzek
GER 00.27.09,00
6. Francois Braud
FRA 00.27.14,30
7. Magnus Moan
NOR 00.27.20,60
8. Miroslav Dvorak
CZE 00.27.33,30
9. Christoph Bieler
AUT 00.27.47,70
10. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.27.49,70
11. Lukas Klapfer
AUT 00.27.57,40
12. Jakob Lange
GER 00.27.58,10
13. Fabian Rießle
GER 00.27.59,70
14. Ilkka Herola
FIN 00.28.00,90
15. Marjan Jelenko
SLO 00.28.01,60