After the two individual courses of the 6th CISM Military World Games, Tatiana Ryabkina is definitely the big name of the competition so far. As for the men, Dmitriy Tsvetkov and Matthias Kyburz shared the gold.
The 6th edition of CISM Military World Games is being held since last 2nd October, at Mungyeong region, in South Korea. The event includes 24 different sports, involving approximately 8,700 athletes representing 110 countries. Orienteering is one of the sports represented in the Games, attracting the attention of 204 male and female athletes, wearing the colors of well known countries in Orienteering as Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark or Russia, or lesser known countries as Georgia, Indonesia or the United Arab Emirates.
The competition started yesterday with the Middle Distance course, held on the neighborhood of Dongyang University and involving the participation of 141 male athletes and 63 female. In the men's sector, the victory smiled clearly to the Russian Dmitriy Tsvetkov with a time of 33:22, against 34:26 of his compatriot Andrey Khramov. The Swiss Matthias Kyburz finished in 3rd place, 1:10 behind the winner. In the women's sector, Russia also occupied the top two positions, with Tatiana Ryabkina being the fastest with a time of 35:20, relegating Yulia Novikova to the second place with 1:05. Aija Skrastina, Latvia, was the third ranked, 2:03 behind the winner. In this course, another huge applause goes to the amazing 10th place of the Korean Ji Soo Park.
Brazilians highly rated
Returning to the terrains around Dongyang University, today was held the Long Distance course, in which Matthias Kyburz was the fastest among the 135 male participants. The Swiss athlete finished his course credited with the time of 1:23:32 after a titanic struggle with the French Frederic Tranchand, second placed, 1:05 behind the winner. Andrey Khramov was third, while the Polish Wojciech Kowalski repeated the fourth placed reached the day before. In the women's sector, among 62 participants, Tatiana Ryabkina and Yulia Novikova repeated the positions reached yesterday, although the difference between them was now much more expanded. Ryabkina needed 1:02:55 to complete her course against 1:07:04 of Novikova. The bronze medal was again to Latvia, this time thanks to the performance of Laura Vike, ranked third with a time of 1:08:35. It should be noted that the sum of the four best times of each country in the men's course and the three fastest times in the women's course allowed to generate a collective standing, in which Russia, in both Men and Women classes, was a convincing winner.
Brazil is represented in South Korea for a group of 10 athletes - six male and four female - going prominent note to the 18th place achieved today by Franciely de Siqueira Chiles. It should be noted that the Brazilian female athletes had already been in high plan on the first day, with three athletes in the Top 25, while in the male sector will worth the excellent 23rd place of Sidnaldo Farias Sousa in the Long Distance race as the best result achieved so far. In the team competition, Brazil was ranked 9th in Men class and 8th in the Women class in today's race.
All information at http://cism-orienteering.com/.
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