Sunday, July 27, 2008

Big Team at O-Ringen

Americans represented with strong numbers at the World Cup events last week. Three WC races were held in conjunction with O-Ringen, and we had 6 women and 4 men take part. Here are the ladies (Viktoria, Hillary, Kat, Sandra, Ali, and Sam) after Tuesday's race, the sprint:

The setting for the sprint was spectacular. The course started many contour lines up a ski slope and traversed the open slope for several controls, fully viewable by the hundreds of spectators. It was hard to capture on camera, but if you look very carefully you can see five controls in this picture:

The finishers were greeted by young fans looking for autographs:

We had some very strong results in the sprint, with great runs especially by Hillary and Sandra. They were 35th and 38th, respectively, earning some coveted World Cup points!

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