Russia and Norway claimed the final golds of the competition ©JWSC2021

Russia and Finland have won the final International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Junior World Ski Championships gold medals in cross-country skiing, on the last day of competition in Vuokatti in Finland.

In the men's 30 kilometres mass start, Russia's Alexander Ivshin was a narrow winner in a close top three - finishing in a time of 1hr 21min 22.2sec.

Just 2.6sec behind, Germany's Jan-Friedrich Doerks claimed silver, while home skier Alexander Stahlberg was just over five seconds adrift of Ivshin.

More than 30 seconds behind were Russian Viktor Zhul and Thomas Stephen of Canada to complete the top five, closely followed by Germany's Korbinian Heiland, Alessandro Chiocchetti of Italy and Sweden's Truls Gisselman.

Norwegians Lars Agnar Hjelmeset and Martin Kirkeberg Moerk were ninth and 10th respectively.

In the women's 15km mass start, Norway's Margrethe Bergane was a clear winner by more than 20 seconds, finishing in a time of 45min 37.7sec.

Sweden's Lisa Eriksson won silver 24.4sec behind the winner and German Helen Hoffman won bronze just a second behind the Swede.

Russia's Evgeniya Krupitskaya was a close fourth, with a 32-second gap existing behind her to Sweden's Maerta Rosenberg.

Switzerland's Nadja Kaelin led home a train of skiers in sixth ahead of Swedish pairing Moa Hansson and Lisa Ingesson.

Norway's Runa Ulvang and Anja Weber of Switzerland were ninth and 10th.