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WOC 2017 Sprint Relay: Maps and Results

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Sweden won the Sprint Relay ahead of Denmark and Switzerland after a strong team performance. Jonas Leandersson opened up a big gap at the third leg after big mistakes by Great Britain and Switzerland, and Helena Jansson could easily run  Sweden to the Gold medal.

The big drama happend on the third leg. Four teams were close together when going into the tricky forest area around control 14 and 15 towards the end of the  – Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland and Czech Republic – with Denmark nearly 1:40 minutes behind.  Mistakes of more than 1:30 for Switzerland’s Martin Hubmann and Great Britain’s Kris Jones made it possible for Jonas Leandersson to open a big gap  to the biggest contenders.

Czech Republic finished the 3rd leg 40 seconds back in 2nd place – but down to Russia, Denmark, Great Britain and Switzerland the gap was between 1:40 and 2 minutes. Seemingly a safe lead for Sweden’s anchor Helena Jansson. Denmark’s anchor Maja Alm managed to close the gap down to 40 seconds, but the gap was too big –  Jansson could celebrate Sweden’s first gold medal in Sprint Relay with her team mates Lina Strand, Jerker Lysell and Jonas Leandersson.

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Maps

WOC Sprint Relay, Leg 1

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WOC Sprint Relay, Leg 2

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Results

1 Sweden 1       1:03:35
1. Lina Strand 15:53 4 +0:07 15:53 4
2. Jerker Lysell 16:26 4 +0:29 32:19 5 +1
3. Jonas Leandersson 15:32 1 47:51 1 -4
4. Helena Jansson 15:44 3 +1:16 1:03:35 1 0
2 Denmark 1       1:04:05    
1. Cecilie Friberg Klysner 15:49 2 +0:03 15:49 2
2. Andreas Hougaard Boesen 18:01 18 +2:04 33:50 9 +7
3. Tue Lassen 15:47 2 +0:15 49:37 4 -5
4. Maja Alm 14:28 1 1:04:05 2 -2
3 Switzerland 1       1:04:29
1. Elena Roos 15:46 1 15:46 1
2. Florian Howald 16:24 3 +0:27 32:10 1 0
3. Martin Hubmann 17:33 10 +2:01 49:43 5 +4
4. Sabine Hauswirth 14:46 2 +0:18 1:04:29 3 -2
4 Czech Republic 1       1:04:51
1. Jana Knapova 16:18 8 +0:32 16:18 8
2. Milos Nykodym 15:57 1 32:15 3 -5
3. Vojtech Kral 16:16 5 +0:44 48:31 2 -1
4. Denisa Kosova 16:20 7 +1:52 1:04:51 4 +2
5 Russian Federation 1       1:05:21
1. Svetlana Mironova 16:32 9 +0:46 16:32 9
2. Dmitry Tsvetkov 16:50 8 +0:53 33:22 8 -1
3. Andrey Khramov 16:14 3 +0:42 49:36 3 -5
4. Galina Vinogradova 15:45 4 +1:17 1:05:21 5 +2
6 Great Britain 1       1:06:01
1. Catherine Taylor 15:58 6 +0:12 15:58 6
2. Ralph Street 16:15 2 +0:18 32:13 2 -4
3. Kristian Jones 17:34 11 +2:02 49:47 6 +4
4. Tessa Strain 16:14 6 +1:46 1:06:01 6 0

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