Ski mountaineering made its EYOF debut with medals won in girls and boys sprint events ©EYOF FVG 2023

Medals were won across nine sports on day three of the Friuli Venezia Giulia European Youth Olympic Festival.

In Alpine skiing the day’s final came in the boys slalom, with victory going to France’s Emile Baur in a time of 1min 32.08sec.

Baur claimed victory by 0.14sec from silver medallist Gustav Wissting of Sweden with the podium completed by Austria’s Moritz Zudrell.

There were two titles up for grabs in biathlon today, with the boys 7.5 kilometres sprint won by Pavel Trojer of Slovenia in 20min 38.7sec.

The silver medal went to Jakub Potoniec of Poland, 21.3sec behind, with France’s Judicael Perrillat Bottonet winning the bronze 33.4sec behind the winner.

Meanwhile in the girls 6km sprint, Oleksandra Merkushyna of Ukraine claimed gold in 19:19.1.

Lola Bugeaud of France won silver in 20:03.3, with the podium completed by Ilona Plechacova of the Czech Republic in 20:06.4.

Hosts Italy claimed a one-two in the boys 7.5km individual free cross-country skiing, with gold going to Gabriele Matli in 18:08.5, with compatriot Federico Pozzo in second 7.4sec behind.

Britain's Charlie Lane won silver in the boys Big Air final at Friuli Venezia Giulia ©Team GB
Britain's Charlie Lane won silver in the boys Big Air final at Friuli Venezia Giulia ©Team GB

The podium was completed by Sweden’s Hugo Nilsson in 18:32.5.

In the girls freeski Big Air final victory went to Finland’s Lina Haggstrom with a total score of 159.8 points.

Berenice Dode of France took silver with 150.3 points, with the podium completed by Nataliia Kaziuk of Ukraine on 133.8 points.

Switzerland took gold in the boys Big Air final through Fadri Rhyner with 179.8 points, with silver going to Nil Brocart Alegre of France on 177.5 points, and bronze to Estonia’s Henry Sildaru with 177.3 points.

In Nordic combined the boys and girls individual Gundersen normal hill events took place, with victory in the girls going to Trine Goepfert of Germany, who topped both the ski jumping and cross-country standings.

In the boys event victory went to Lukas Dolezal of the Czech Republic, who also topped the standings in both disciplines.

In short track speed skating, Hungary’s Dora Szigeti took victory in the girls 1,000m in 1:39.725.

Two Polish athletes completed the podium with silver going to Hanna Mazur in 1:39.954 and Kornelia Wozniak claiming bronze in 1:40.051.

In the boys 1,000m final, victory went to Hungary’s Dominik Major in 1:30.849, with silver to Linards Reinis Laizans of Latvia in 1:31.148 and Franck Tekam of France taking the bronze in 1:31.266.

Meanwhile Hungary took gold in the mixed team relay final in 2:52.703.

Ski mountaineering made its EYOF debut today with medals decided in the girls and boys sprint events.

In the girls sprint victory went to Laia Selles Sanchez of Spain in the medal race in 3:09.25, following up her earlier quarter and semi-final wins.

Silver went to Malin Indergaard of Norway in 3:19.39, with bronze to Eva Matejovicov of the Czech Republic in 3:23.76.

In the boys sprint victory went to Erik Canovi of Italy, who won qualification and the quarter and semi-finals before taking victory in the final in 2:30.56.

David Jost of Germany took silver in 2:40.44 with Martino Utzeri of Italy completing the podium in 2:52.19.

In the snowboard Alpine cross mixed parallel giant slalom, victory in the big final went to Czech Republic, in front of Bulgaria, with the small final won by Germany.

Finally in snowboard freestyle victory in the girls Big Air final went to Kristina Holzfeind of Austria victorious with 156.3 points.

Sam Van Lieshout of the Netherlands took silver with 143.5 points, while Selin Lakatha of Austria took bronze with 139.5 points.

In the boys Big Air final Romain Allemand of France took victory with 181 points, with silver going to Britain’s Charlie Lane on 151.3 points and bronze to Niklas Sukke of Norway with 146 points.

In the overall medals table Hungary, Italy and France all have seven medals, with Hungary top due to having five golds to their name.