Gold medals at the end of the 2-day PreO event in Portugal went to Pinja Mäkinen, Finland in the Open class and Ola Jansson, Sweden in the Para. Mäkinen won with a 1-point advantage, whereas Jansson finished with a 2-point lead.
There were big changes in the leading positions in both classes compared to Day 1, partly due to the quite different terrain on offer: this was far more hilly. Mäkinen proved the most consistent in the Open class, a fourth place today being good enough to give her the overall win. Winner of today’s stage in the Open class was Robertas Stankevic, Lithuania, the only competitor to score 29 points. The silver medal went to Geir Myhr Øien, Norway and the bronze to Kreso Kerestes, Slovenia; the difference between the two was just 3 seconds at timed controls!
Michael Johansson, Sweden was the best today in the Para class, but he had to settle for the bronze medal. Pavel Shmatov, Russia was the silver medallist. The Para leader yesterday, Pavel Dudik, Czech Republic, finished fourth overall.
Full results can be seen on the event website www.wtoc2019.fpo.pt. Today’s event is the Relay.
Gold: Ola Jansson SWE 53 points + 158 seconds
Silver: Pavel Shmatov RUS 51 + 122
Bronze: Michael Johansson SWE 51 + 208
Gold: Pinja Mäkinen FIN 56 + 126
Silver: Geir Myhr Øien NOR 55 + 141
Bronze: Kreso Kerestes SLO 55 + 144