World Ski Orienteering Championships: Double gold for Russia – and Lamov

Posted on | March 5, 2009 | Category: News

Andrei Lamov, Russia, won his second gold medal in two days at the World Ski Orienteering Championships today. In the mass-start long distance race he beat his compatriot, multi gold medallist and defending champion Eduard Khrennikov, by just 9 seconds after almost 90 minutes of intense skiing in the Japanese hills. Bronze medallist, a further 36 seconds slower, was Olli-Markus Taivainen, Finland, who was the silver medallist in yesterday’s sprint.

In the women’s race it was again a Russian who won the gold medal. Anastasia Kravchenko had a lead at the finish of 47 seconds over Barbora Chudikova, Czech Republic. The sprint silver medallist, Sweden’s Helene Söderlund, took the bronze a further 7 seconds down. Defending champion Tatiana Vlasova, Russia finished sixth. The Czech team impressed with two of the first six into the finish.

Leading results:

Women (16.6 km)

1) Anastasia Kravchenko RUS 1:07:45

2) Barbora Chudíková CZE 1:08:32

3) Helene Söderlund SWE 1:08:39

4) Marttiina Joensuu FIN 1:08:58

5) Helena Randáková CZE 1:09:40

6) Tatiana Vlasova RUS 1:09:45

Men (25.7 km)

1) Andrei Lamov RUS 1:26:31

2) Eduard Khrennikov RUS 1:26:40

3) Olli-Markus Taivainen FIN 1:27:16

4) Staffan Tunis FIN 1:28:10

5) Teemu Köngäs FIN 1:28:19

6) Peter Arnesson SWE 1:30:24

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Happy medallists
Photo: Paula Lehtomäki

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Andrei Lamov’s second gold in these competitions
Photo: Paula Lehtomäki

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