With a couple of races at WJC/U23s under our belts, let’s check in with how some nations are doing compared to previous years.
Some obvious trends include Finland:
Their junior women have continued to do worse in the distance events, but have improved in the sprint. For the Russians, it’s largely been more of the same, which is a good thing (for them):
Although, they had a particularly good day in the women’s sprint this year. As for the Canadians:
Modest improvements in the sprint, and (so far) somewhat worse in the distance event. And finally the Americans:
Some what better sprint results for both the men and women, and (again, so far) somewhat mixed results in the distance event.