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World Championship Y19 Boys was be held in “Kronfågel Ice Arena” in Katrineholm, Sweden, April 1-3. It was the first time ever for Katrineholm to stand as main organizer of an international Championship in bandy.
Sweden is the new World Champion after a convincing final victory over Norway with 10-2. The tournament was still a great success for Norway, which reached the final for the first time since 1976. The tournament has obviously been affected by the fact that Russia did not participate. This was the 30th world championship in history. The first tournament was played in 1968.
This was the 15th gold for Sweden on the junior side for this age group. Russia has as many golds as Sweden if you include the championships that the nation won as the USSR.
The goals in the final:
1-0 (1) Rasmus Skarps (assist Karl Tagesson)
2-0 (9) Karl Tagesson (ass. Elliot Hellström)
3-0 (16) Linus Westh (ass. Karl Tagesson)
4-0 (23) August Ljung (ass. Figge Nilsson)
5-0 (37) Vladimir In-Fa-Lin (ass. Karl Tagesson)
6-0 (48) Arvid Tapper (ass. Rasmus Skarps)
7-0 (52) August Ljung (ass. Vladimir In-Fa-Lin)
8-0 (53) August Ljung (ass. Linus Westh)
9-0 (59) Rasmus Skarps (ass. Linus Westh)
9-1 (64) Eskil Hiort (ass. Ole Robin Kåsa Kjellmann)
10-1 (74) Rasmus Skarps, penalty shot
10-2 (81) Fredrik Nordby, penalty shot
ALL STAR TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT!
Lasse Korhonen, Finland
Karl Tagesson, Sweden
Melker Broberg, Sweden
Elliot Hellström, Sweden
Rasmus Skarps, Sweden (9 goals)
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Vladimir In-Fa-Lin, Sweden
Photographer: Mats Gustafsson
The last four World Championships Y19 Boys have had the Russian team as the winner. The last tournament in 2020 was held in Helsinki, Finland.
Since the Junior World Championships, the current Y19, started in 1968, it has been a Swedish gold medal as many as 14 occasions and also Katrineholm has a strong relationship with the championship. Including was one of the city’s big bandy sons, Håkan Ohlsson, and won the historic first Swedish gold in Finland 53 years ago.
THIS IS KATRINEHOLM
Katrineholm is an old classic bandy town. Katrineholms SK dominated Swedish bandy in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The club won 3 championship titles in four years. The first gold was won in 1969 when the team beat Brobergs IF 5-1 in the final. The following year, the final was played against Ljusdals BK and it became a new gold for Katrineholm after a 6-2 victory. Katrineholm won the third and latest gold in 1972 when the team again won the final against Ljusdal and 2-0.
The inauguration of the railway station in 1862 became a milestone for the city. A station community soon grew up. Some enterprising men developed successful industries and the railway was of course important. 1876 Carl Fredrikson started his carpentry factory, August Kullberg started a trading company in 1878 and Gustav Robert Grönkvist started in 1886 with a smithy. After this, Grönkvist started several industries that lived on to this day. In the new year of 1917, the inhabitants were able to celebrate that the municipal community became the city of Katrineholm. These days Katrineholm has a little more than 24,000 inhabitants.
Katrineholm is situated a little more than an hour’s drive southwest of Stockholm.