Antti Rusanen, Finland and Pavel Shmatov, Russia are the gold medallists in PreO in the European TrailO Championships after a very tight day of competition in hot, sunny weather in Slovakia.
The Open class results today were quite remarkable: as many as 24 competitors went round the course without error! So everything was down to the timed controls, and as on Day 1 Antti Rusanen was sharpest, taking 27 seconds today for the six tasks. The top six in today’s results all completed the timed controls without error in less than a minute. Krešo Keresteš, Slovenia, tenth today, took the silver medal; he and Rusanen both completed both days’ courses without error.
The winner of the Paralympic class today was Pavel Shmatov, Russia with 1 mistake on the course plus 122 seconds at the timed stations. This combined with third place on Day 1 was good enough for the gold medal. Jana Kostová’s fourth place today brought her up to the silver medal position.
Tomorrow is Relay day at Castle Devín, and another hot and sunny day is promised.
Gold: Antti Rusanen FIN 51 points + 65.5 seconds
Silver: Krešo Keresteš SLO 51 + 240
Bronze: Sondre Ruud Bråten NOR 50 + 186
Gold: Pavel Shmatov RUS 47 + 308
Silver: Jana Kostová CZE 45 + 200.5
Bronze: Ola Jansson SWE 45 + 287
Leading results, Day 2
- Antti Rusanen FIN 27 points + 27 seconds
- Juha Hiirsalmi FIN 27 + 28
- Erik Stålnacke SWE 27 + 34
- Sigurd Dæhli NOR 27 + 43
- Pinja Mäkinen FIN 27 + 44
- Michele Cera ITA 27 + 51
- Pavel Shmatov RUS 26 + 122
- Nataliia Salakhova RUS 25 + 95.5
- Ola Jansson SWE 25 + 109.5
- Jana Kostová CZE 24 + 39
- Michael Johansson SWE 24 + 47
- Bohuslav Hulka CZE 24 + 69.5