Here we come with another champion, Lisa Risby, winner of long, second at middle. Another champion who had her ups and downs during JWOC and experienced a varied week here.
We didn't finish with Florian (whose interview was meanwhile extended), now you can learn more about Miri Thrane Ødum, the best girl on middle.
Almost one month has passed since end of JWOC, but still not too late to ask runners about their impressions. With Florian Schneider, the sprint champion and the silver medalist from long, we even could compare his expectations from pre-JWOC interview and his real experiences. But much more can be found in the following interview, how he faces his trouble with knee, how his mental training looks like, his ups and downs during the JWOC week, ...
JWOC 2013 summary will be broadcasted on Friday 26.7. in Czech TV ČT 4 Sport at 18.10 (permanent link)
Some of JWOC runners were given the chance to gain experiences from WOC too, though because of that very tight schedule, not many felt so strong to undergo such marathon.
Perhaps some of you let here piece of your heart - this we suppose you don't want to get back. But some of you have forgotten here pieces of your stuff. We have found some, though their transport might be quite difficult and/or complicated.
Hotel Černigov is empty, competitors travelling home (or being there already or at WOC even), arenas dismantled, organizers recharging their batteries...
Here, you can see the final results of teams' ranking. With 180 points, Sweden is clear leader, ahead of Finland (293) and the Czech team (296). Note the devil result (666) of France, shall this mean something..?
The medals statistics is following: SWE (2-4-2), CZE (2-1-0), DEN and SUI (1-1-0), NOR (1-0-1), POL (1-0-0), FIN (0-1-0), RUS (0-0-3), BLR and NZL (0-0-1).
1st - Czech Republic (Lenka Knapová, Kateřina Chromá, Vendula Horčičková) 104:45
2nd - Finland (Anna Haataja, Henna-Riikka Haikonen, Johanna Hulkkonen) 105:08 (+ 23)
3rd - Sweden (Andrea Svensson, Hilda Forsgren, Tilda Johansson) 106:35 (+ 1.50)
1st - Czech Republic (Marek Schuster, Adam Chloupek, Michal Hubáček)
2nd - Sweden (Anton Johansson, Jens Wängdahl, Emil Svensk)
3rd - Russia (Ivan Kuchmenko, Dmitry Polyakov, Andrey Kozyrev)
Today, competitors had free day, or actually models for sprint and relay and in the evening, the best ones from long and middle were given their medals during the ceremony held on the Masaryk square in the centre of Hradec Králové. Tomorrow, they all will fight for another set of medals not far away from there.
Middle distance qualification is over and you can look forward to tomorrow`s final. Nice and technically difficult races waited for the competitors in Radvanice. None of the biggest favourites missed out on the course and the battle for the gold will be fought tomorrow.
Team competition closes JWOC 2013. Relays are held on Saturday in Hoděšovice and a live broadcast of the Czech Television is prepared (will start at 11:55). Women start at 10:00. First legs of men`s relay go to the forest at 12:00. Prize giving ceremony and Closing ceremony of JWOC 2013 will be held afterwards.
The fastest race of JWOC 2013 is prepared for Friday. Sprint in the centre of Hradec Králové at 12:00. Terrain is mostly flat partly with park area – grass, flower beds, hedges, scattered trees and partly urban area of historic city center with no vegetation.
Unfortunately, we can await some rain showers coming from the east right around noon (here is the forecast for 14 h).
TV record of the middle distance race is available on the Czech Television webpage.