Lahti Ski Games 2021 (World Cup) – Schedule & Results

Lahti Ski Games 2021


Lahti Ski Games (Lahti World Cup) starts on 23th January. Event consists cross-country skiing, nordic combined and ski jumping.
Lahti Ski Games 2021
Lahti Ski Games 2021


Lahti Ski Games or Salpausselän kisat in Finnish is a traditional event in the FIS Cross Country World Cup. During the same weekend Lahti also hosts the ski jumping and nordic combined world cup events.

Public will not be allowed Lahti this time due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The cross country part of the Lahti Ski Games includes two days of action. On Saturday women and men will compete in skiathlon. Women will start the race with 7,5 km of classic style skiing and finish the race off with 7,5 km of freestyle skiing. Men will do the same but the distance is 15 km (c) + 15 km (f).

On Sunday it's time for men's and women's relay competitions.

The weekend kicks of on Friday with the nordic combined provisional round and ski jumping qualification for the HS130 competition. On Saturday we will witness a nordic combined team sprint event and a ski jumping team competition. On sunday it's time for the individual races.

The local hero Iivo Niskanen celebrated victory in 15 km (c) in Lahti World Championships in 2017. Here he is victorious in another home race in Ruka Nordic World Cup in 2019.
Photo: Touho Häkkinen
The local hero Iivo Niskanen celebrated victory in 15 km (c) in Lahti World Championships in 2017. Here he is victorious in another home race in Ruka Nordic World Cup in 2019.


Lahti Ski Games 2021 – Schedule


Friday 22.1.2021


TimeDisciplineEvent
13:00Nordic CombinedProvisional round HS 130
18:00Ski JumpingQualification HS 130


Saturday 23.1.2021


TimeDisciplineEvent
10:30Cross-Country SkiingSkiathlon 7,5 km + 7,5 km, women
11:30Nordic CombinedTeam sprint/ Ski jumping HS 130
13:00Cross-Country SkiingSkiathlon 15 km + 15 km, men
15:20Nordic CombinedTeam sprint / Skiing 2 x 7,5 km
16:15Ski JumpingTeam HS 130


Sunday 24.1.2021


TimeDisciplineEvent
08:30Nordic CombinedSki jumping HS 130
09:35Cross-Country SkiingRelay 4 x 5 km, women
10:40Cross-Country SkiingRelay 4 x 7,5 km, men
13:40Nordic CombinedSkiing 10 km
15:45Ski JumpingSki jumping HS 130


Lahti Ski Games 2021 – Results


We will update the results here.

Lahti Ski Games 2021 – Teams


Team Finland


National team

MenWomen
Iivo NiskanenKrista Pärmäkoski
Ristomatti HakolaKerttu Niskanen
Joni MäkiAnne Kyllönen
Perttu HyvärinenJohanna Matintalo
Markus VuorelaRiitta-Liisa Roponen
Juho MikkonenLaura Mononen

Jasmi Joensuu skis in the Sunday's relay.

National squad

MenWomen
Ville AhonenAnni Alakoski
Lauri LepistöAnni Kainulainen
Remi LindholmJasmin Kähärä
Lauri VuorinenVilma Nissinen


U23

MenWomen
Petteri KoivistoSiiri Kaijansinkko
Alexander StåhlbergEmmi Lämsä


Team Sweden


MenWomen
Axel EkströmCharlotte Kalla
Björn SandströmEmma Ribom
Fredrik AnderssonEbba Andersson
Jens BurmanEvelina Settlin
Johan HerbertLovisa Modig
Jonas ErikssonSofia Henriksson


Team Norway


MenWomen
Golberg, PålFossesholm, Helene Marie
Holund, Hans ChristerKalvå, Anne Kjersti
Iversen, EmilJohaug, Therese
Nyenget, Martin LøwstrømWeng, Heidi
Krüger, Simen HegstadWeng, Lotta Udnes
Røthe, SjurWeng, Tiril Udnes


Lahti Ski Games 2021 – History


Lahti Ski Games (Lahti World Cup) is a very traditional event. The Games began at the initiative of Tahko Pihkala in 1922, when Pihkala wanted a competition similar to Holmenkollen in Finland. A competition in Lahti, Cross Country World Cup, was hosted the first time in 1923. Since then, the competition has been cancelled only three times.

Lahti Ski Games have also been replaced seven times by the World Ski Championships, of which the last time was in 2017. Prior to that, the World Ski Championships were held in Lahti in 1926, 1938, 1958, 1978, 1989 and 2001.

The long history of Lahti Ski Games accommodates many well-known athletes. In the slightly more distant history, the most successful athletes in the history of the Lahti Ski Games include Leo Laakso, who won ski jumping five times in a row, and Heikki Hasu, who also won five times, but not in a row. Veikko Hakulinen won 50 km three times in a row in 1952–1954. In the 2000s, Marit Björgen has won the competition seven times.




Lahti Ski Games 2020 - Results


Lahti Ski Games 1.3.2020


Women's relay 4 x 5 km

#TeamTime
1.Norway50.04,8
2.Finland 1+30,3
3.Sweden+1.55,2
4.Russia 1+1.55,3
5.Germany+2.15,5
6.Finland 2+2.28,4

Men's relay 4 x 7,5 km

#TeamTime
1.Norway1.09.53,0
2.Switzerland+1,2
3.Russia 1+1,7
4.Italy+2,4
5.Russia 2+15,2
6.Finland 1+22,4



Nordic combined Lahti Ski Games 1.3.2020


HS130 + 10 km

#AthleteTime
1.Akito Watabe (JPN)25.41,1
2.Jørgen Gråbak (NOR)+2,9
3.Vinzenz Geiger (GER)+7,9
4.Jens Lurås Oftebro (NOR)+12,7
5.Fabian Riessle (GER)+15,2
6.Eric Frenzel (GER)+15,3
7.Martin Fritz (AUT)+32,0
8.Ilkka Herola (FIN)+34,7


HS130

#AthleteTime
1.Akito Watabe (JPN)0.00
2.Jens Lurås Oftebro (NOR)+0.09
3.Martin Fritz (AUT)+0.44
4.Fabian Riessle (GER)+0.51
5.Ryota Yamamoto (JPN)+0.52
6.Terence Weber (GER)+0.58
7.Jørgen Gråbak (NOR)+0.59
8.Vinzenz Geiger (GER)+1.02
9.Eric Frenzel (GER)+1.13
10.Laurent Muhlethaler (FRA)+1.16


Lahti Ski Games 29.2.2020


Men 15 km (c)

#AthleteTime
1.Iivo Niskanen (FIN)32.15,5
2.Alexander Bolshunov (RUS)+10,1
3.Hans Christer Holund (NOR)+28,8
4.Ilia Semikov (RUS)+38,8
5.Sjur Røthe (NOR)+47,9
6.Simen Hegstad Krüger (NOR)+49,4
7.Pål Golberg (NOR)+54,1
8.Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (NOR)+54,7
9.Alexander Bessmertnykh (RUS)+55,1
10.Ivan Yakimushkin (RUS)+59,3


Nordci combined Lahti Ski Games 29.2.2020


Team sprint HS130 + 2 x 7,5 km

#TeamTime
1.Norway29.06,3
2.Germany+28,1
3.Germany 2+30,8
4.Norway 2+37,4
5.Austria+45,1
6.Austria 2+45,9
7.Japan+46,1
8.Finland+1.45,1
9.France+1.47,2
10.Czech Republic+2.27,5
11.Italy+2.37,4
12.Finland 2+3.37,1


Lahti Ski Games 29.2.2020


Women 10 km (c)

#AthleteTime
1.Therese Johaug (NOR)23.53,3
2.Ebba Andersson (SWE)+3,4
3.Krista Pärmäkoski (FIN)+11,8
4.Frida Karlsson (SWE)+21,9
5.Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR)+25,0
6.Natalia Nepryaeva (RUS)+31,2
7.Heidi Weng (NOR)+34,9
8.Katharina Hennig (GER)+43,1
9.Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR)+55,8
10.Johanna Matintalo (FIN)+56,3


Ski jumping Lahti Ski Games 28.2.2020


Men HS130

#AthletePoints
1.Stefan Kraft (AUT)284,1
2.Karl Geiger (GER)279,1
3.Daniel Andre Tande (NOR)273,3
4.Anze Lanisek (SLO)272,5
5.Kamil Stoch (POL)271,6
6.Dawid Kubacki (POL)270,3
7.Timi Zajc (SLO)268,6
8.Stefan Huber (AUT)266,0
9.Michael Hayböck (AUT)265,4
10.Philipp Aschenwald (AUT)261,4