World Cup in Lahti: Victory narrowly missed: cross-country skier Carl comes second

Victoria Carl has already given the German cross-country skiers their second place on the podium at the World Cup in Lahti, Finland, and narrowly missed out on victory.

World Cup in Lahti: Victory narrowly missed: cross-country skier Carl comes second

Victoria Carl has already given the German cross-country skiers their second place on the podium at the World Cup in Lahti, Finland, and narrowly missed out on victory.

The 28-year-old only had to admit defeat to local hero Krista Parmakoski in the 20-kilometer race in the classic technique. Carl was only 1.9 seconds away from the winner. The Finnish Kerttu Niskanen came third.

It was Carl's fifth individual podium finish this winter. The Thuringian, who sensationally won the gold medal with Katharina Hennig in the team sprint at the last Olympic Games, has established herself among the absolute best in the world.

This time Hennig had nothing to do with the fight for the top places. On Friday, the 27-year-old took third place with Laura Gimmler in a thrilling team sprint.

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