Tove Alexandersson, Sweden and Andrey Lamov, Russia won the sprint race at the IOF Ski Orienteering World Cup final in Craftsbury, Vermont, United States of America.
Mariya Kechkina, Russia finished in the second place, 54.6 seconds behind Alexandersson.
The third place winner in the women’s class was decided only on the finish line: Salla Koskela, Finland was fifth at the last control, but the strong performance on the last hundreds meters of the course let her to finish 0.3 of the second ahead of Marjut Turunen, Finland and 0.5 in front of Magdalena Olsson, Sweden.
In the men’s class the Norwegian Audun Heimdal also showed stronger finishing skills and overtook his compatriot Jorgen Madslien only by 0.7 of the second.
1. Andrey Lamov RUS 12:47.7
2. Audun Heimdal NOR 13:16.0
3. Jorgen Madslien NOR 13:16.7
4. Eduard Khrennikov RUS 13:26.5
5. Misa Tuomala FIN 13:29.3
6. Lars Moholdt NOR 13:30.3
1. Tove Alexandersson SWE 11:37.5
2. Mariya Kechkina RUS 12:32.1
3. Salla Koskela FIN 12:35.2
4. Magdalena Olsson SWE 12:36.6
5. Marjut Turunen FIN 12:35.8
6. Liisa Nenonen FIN 12:40.2
On Wednesday the World Cup will continue with a Middle distance race.