Lamov and Hancikova Sprint European Champions

Posted on | March 8, 2014 | Category: News

The three best sprinters in the men’s class. Photo: Petteri Kähäri

He has been on, or very near, the podium the whole season. Yesterday’s race did not go according to the plans, so today was his turn to show at home what he can: Andrei Lamov dominated the men’s Sprint race and took a victory by 5 seconds before the Finn Ville-Petteri Saarela. Ulrik Nordberg, a surprise name as also Saarela, finished third.

Other well-known athletes are Stanimir Belomazhev, Bulgaria, who just missed a medal by finishing fourth, and Hans Jörgen Kvåle, the IOF Athletes’ Commission Chair, who finished sixth, just behind Erik Blomgren, Sweden. The 41-year-old ski orienteering legend Eduard Khrennikov had a quite good race too and took a nice 7th place with the same time as his team-mate Andrey Grigoriev.

Before the women’s race, reigning European Champion Tatiana Rvacheva was the absolute biggest favourite for gold medal. She made however, some small mistakes in the beginning of the course, making the race extremely exciting. At the end, she jumped over a control and had to ski back, losing far too much time. Rvacheva then finished only 8th. The gold went to a surprise winner – not a surprise medallist though – Hana Hancikova, Czech Republic! Tove Alexandersson got the silver medal, and bronze to Audhild Rognstad, Norway.

Hana Hancikova is a former Junior World Champion in Sprint. Besides her speed, it was her route choices that decided this European Championships race for her.

Leading results

Men

1)

 

Andrey Lamov

RUS

11:54

2)

 

Ville-Petteri Saarela

FIN

11:59

3)

 

Ulrik Nordberg

SWE

12:08

4)

 

Stanimir Belomazhev

BUL

12:16

5)

 

Erik Blomgren

SWE

12:18

6)

 

Hans Jørgen Kvåle

NOR

12:19

7)

 

Andrey Grigoriev

RUS

12:20

7)

 

Eduard Khrennikov

RUS

12:20

9)

 

Mikhail Sorokin

KAZ

12:34

9)

 

Peter Arnesson

SWE

12:34

 

Women

1)

 

 

Hana Hancíková

CZE

12:09

2)

 

 

Tove Alexandersson

SWE

12:14

3)

 

 

Audhild Rognstad

NOR

12:26

4)

 

 

Juliya Tarasenko

RUS

12:32

5)

 

 

Sonja Mörsky

FIN

12:35

6)

 

 

Frida Sandberg

SWE

12:38

7)

 

 

Milka Leppäsalmi FIN    12:40

7)

 

 

Tatiana Rvachenko RUS    12:40

9)

 

 

Daisy Kudre

EST

12:44

9)

 

 

Anastasiya Kravchenko

RUS

12:44

 

 

       

For full results, GPS tracking, video from the event, and photos, please check out the organiser’s website.

 

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