Tuesday, 7 September 2010

2010 World Senior Championships - Chengdu, China- Relays

Polish pair of Czwojdzinska and Golis won the mixed relay competition on Sunday, Ukraine (Tershuk/Tymoschenko) was second and Lithuania (Rimsaite/Kinderis) was third. Czech Republic and Russia were close to the podium, finishing in 4th and 5th.

On Monday, Belarus surprised and upset the favourite countries. Even without Yahor Lapo, but counting on leader Meliakh, Belarus denied Korea (2nd) the win while Russia (3rd) fought hard to put themselves in the podium and leave Great Britain (4th) out. The Czech relay team had a good combined but started far behind so could only finish in 5th position. The winner relay team of Belarus was composed by Meliakh, Prokopenko and Mitsyk.

Closing the competition, on Tuesday the ladies had their relay competition. The Russian team had Struchtukova, Gretchichnikova and Khuraskina and finished in first position and denied France their third gold medal in the championships. China was placed in third position so the guests could celebrate their only single medal in the competition. The British team finished in fourth, followed by the German team.

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