Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Second Gold for Rost

Posted on | January 25, 2005 | Category: News

Erik Rost, Sweden, proved beyond doubt that his pre-Championships training had been optimal by winning his second gold medal today in the long distance race, over a gruelling 10.6 km with 400 metres of climb, on the alpine slopes around S-chanf, Switzerland. Yesterday he won the sprint race. Today’s victory was by 24 seconds ahead of the Russian Alexey Kozhemiakin. A second Russian, Andrey Lamov, took the bronze medal.

Erik Rost, Sweden, proved beyond doubt that his pre-Championships training had been optimal by winning his second gold medal today in the long distance race, over a gruelling 10.6 km with 400 metres of climb, on the alpine slopes around S-chanf, Switzerland. Yesterday he won the sprint race. Today’s victory was by 24 seconds ahead of the Russian Alexey Kozhemiakin. A second Russian, Andrey Lamov, took the bronze medal.

Swedish flags were also highest on the flower ceremony podium after the women’s race, where the gold medal went to Eva Svensson. She was 30 seconds faster on the 8.8 km/300 metre climb course than two Russians, Olga Novikova and Anastasia Kravchenko, who both collect silver medals. For Kravchenko this was the second silver medal in two days.

Nina Olenichenova, Russia and Stanimir Belomazhev, Bulgaria were today’s winners in the W17 and M17 classes.

Full results can be found on the event website, accessed directly from the IOF website home page. Wednesday is a rest day, and the middle distance race is on Thursday.

Leading results

M20: 10.6 km, 400 metres climb
1. Erik Rost SWE 56.04
2. Alexey Kozhemiakin RUS 56.28
3. Andrey Lamov RUS 56.36
4. Stanislav Cheha RUS 58.00
5. Pavel Utkin RUS 58.15
6. Gustav Hall SWE 59.09
W20: 8.8 km, 300 metres climb
1. Eva Svensson SWE 54.55
2= Olga Novikova RUS 55.25
2= Anastasia Kravchenko RUS 55.25
4. Tatiana Kozlova RUS 55.44
5. Paula Iso-Markku FIN 56.43
6. Pernilla Tunis FIN 58.24
M17: 8.9 km, 290 metres climb
1. Stanimir Belomazhev BUL 50.49
W17: 7.7 km, 200 metres climb
1. Nina Olenichenova RUS 56.25

Winners of the Long: Erik Rost – Eva Svensson

Story: Clive Allen
Picture: Erik Borg

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