Austin Kleba wins gold at the Junior World Cup

Feb. 10, 2019, 4:09 p.m. (ET)

Austin Kleba (Campton Hills, Ill.) won gold in the 1000m at the ISU Junior World Cup Final in Baselga di Pine, Italy. His time of 1:12.513 was fast enough to get him to the top of the podium. His teammate Ethan Cepuran (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) finished the event in 7th with a time of 1:13.487.

"I went in knowing I had a chance for a medal and put all I had out there," Kleba said. "I'm feeling really strong and I'm extremely excited for next weekend."

The Long Track Junior World Team will compete at the Junior World Championships in Italy, Feb. 14-16.