Snowboard cross golds went to France today ©Getty Images

Both snowboard cross gold medals went to France today, on the fifth day of the 2023 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Friuli Venezia Giulia, as Austria moved to the top of the medals table.

In the girls' event, Felicie Leicht and Lea Casta pulled off a French one-two, with Czech Republic's Karolina Sperlova taking the bronze medal in front of Kata Mandel of Romania.

Achille Leleu won the boys' snowboard cross title, with Daan Stam of The Netherlands and Felix Kurt Schwenkel of Germany completing the podium with Stepan Hlavacek of Czech Republic in fourth.

Austria claimed the Nordic combined mixed team title, finishing the cross-country skiing section in a time of 35min 44.1sec, followed by hosts Italy in 36:10.9 and Germany in 36:23.7.

Another gold was won by Austria in the girls' cross-country sprint thanks to Heidi Bucher in a time of 2:45.87.

Minna Mikaelsson and Maja Axelsson of Sweden were marginally behind in a photo finish for silver and bronze.

There would be a win for Sweden in the men's sprint, with Jonatan Lindberg finishing in 2:23.61, more than a second in front of silver medallist Federico Pozzi of Italy and his compatriot Simon Nordlander.

In the boys' figure skating, the gold medal went to Nikita Sheiko from Israel.

He sat fourth after the short programme behind Lukas Vaclavik of Slovakia, Naoki Rossi from Switzerland and Semen Daniliants of Armenia, but propelled himself to top spot with the second-best free skate, for a total of 190.98 points.

Konstantin Supatashvili of Georgia recorded the best free skate to move from fifth to second with 189.00, while Rossi beat Daniliants to the bronze with a score of 185.51.

In Alpine skiing, the girls' slalom title went to home favourite Ludovica Righi, who finished run two with a combined time of 2:46.48.

Moa Landstroem of Sweden took silver, 0.27 behind the winner, with the bronze going to Nadine Hundegger of Austria, a further 0.09 adrift.

Finally Slovenia's Pavel Trojer and Germany's Julia Tannheimer claimed the gold medals in the boys' 12.5-kilometres individual and girls' 10km individual respectively.

Trojer finished in a time of 34:52.2, 91 seconds in front of the silver medallist Michal Adamov of Slovakia and another nine in front of France's Guillaume Poirot.

Tannheimer won the girls' race by 9.8 seconds in front of Voldiya Galmace Paulin of France, who clocked 34:02.3.

Ukraine's Oleksandra Merkushyna was the bronze medallist, more than a minute down on the winner.