Vinogradova decided a very exciting World Games mixed relay for Russia. Minna Kauppi (Finland), Hanny Allston (Australia) and Elise Egseth (Norway) had a hard fight for the silver medal – Minna Kauppi deciding it for silver for Finland. Elise Egseth took the Bronze medal for Norway after beating Hanny Allston in the last part.
Sweden – one of the favourites with yesterdays Bronze medalist Linnea Gustafsson on the last leg – started together with Russia in the lead on the last leg, but lost 2 minutes already to the first control. In the end Sweden ended in 9th place.
Dmitry Tsvetkov, Julia Novikova, Andrey Khramov and Galina Vinogradova run in Russia’s winner team.
Map with course
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1 1:55:07,7 Russia Galina VINOGRADOVA
2 1:56:38,0 Finland Minna KAUPPI
3 1:56:48,9 Norway Elise EGSETH
4 1:57:11,3 Australia Johanna ALLSTON
5 1:59:15,8 Denmark Signe Rossen SOES
6 1:59:19,1 Latvia Aija SKRASTINA
7 1:59:49,7 Switzerland Angela WILD
8 2:00:08,5 Sweden Linnea GUSTAFSSON
9 2:02:31,4 Czech Republic Dana BROZKOVA
10 2:05:17,4 Lithuania Inga KAZLAUSKAITE
Photo: Henning Spjelkavik – more photos here