Cross Country Skiing
Musgrave makes it three top-ten finishes at Ski World Championships
03 March 2019 / 14:28
Andrew Musgrave registered three top-ten finishes as the cross country skier marked a successful World Championships.
The three-time Olympian completed his campaign with an eighth-place finish in the 50km mass start in Seefeld.
Musgrave, 28, finished in 1:51:08.8 as he crossed the line just over a minute behind Norwegian winner Hans Christer Holund in Austria.
It marks a slight drop off in performance from his efforts in the 2017 World Championships, where he finished 1.5 seconds off a medal in fourth.
The British athlete did register improvements compared to two years ago in the 15km classic, finishing equal eighth – four places up on 2017.
That race followed Musgrave opening the World Championships by finishing seventh in the 30km skiathlon.
He was part of the leading pack for most of the race but dropped off in the final stages, as he matched his performance in the same event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018.
Elsewhere, Andrew Young was 36th in the 15km, his best individual World Championships performance outside the sprint races, while he came 38th in the 50km race.
He also partnered James Clugnet in the men’s team sprint where they finished in 13th place – missing out on qualifying for the final by about three seconds.
Nichole Bathe and Annika Taylor crossed the line 16th in the ladies’ classic team sprint, while registering 50th and 58th finishes respectively in the 10km classic.