Vinogradova and Niemi unbeatable again

One day after the glorious victories of Olga Vinogradova and Pekka Niemi in JWOC Middle Distance Final, they repeated in Morgade the demonstration of their talent for Mountain Bike Orienteering. Both win the gold medal in Long Distance Final.

The JWOC Men Long Distance Final was unforgettable whereas when Maciej Gromadka had the best final time almost at the end of race, Pekka Niemi finished with less one second than Gromadka. Pekka Niemi was the fastest runner (1:46:00), Maciej Gromadka won the silver medal (1:46:01). The other man who reached the medal position is Vojtech Stransky from Czech Republic (1:49:09).

Olga Vinogradova from Russia is the king of Long Distance among women (1:26:29). She took the lead at the beginning and didn't lose time after at all, so she won her second gold medal in MTB WOC & JWOC 2010. The second place went for Brigitta Koos (1:31:54), almost six minutes behind the champion. Barbro Kvale from Norway is the new holder of bronze medal (1:34:25).

 

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