Posted Date: May 11, 2014
Results, photos, and medal standings.
The last day of competition saw the awarding of medals in Biathlon, Triathlon, and All-Around. Team USA brought in many of those medals, with Andy Mueller and Crackers standing in either Gold or Silver position the podium an unbelievable six times.
Andy Mueller, Crackers, and all their medals!
Other Americans topped the podium more than once, including Maxi Dog Biathlon Overall Champion Desiree Snelleman and Pace. The USA Triathlon finished in a just-out-of-the-medals fourth place, which they took with good humor.
Almost made it!
Team USA finished second in the overall medal count, bringing in 14, behind Russia's impressive 33. Canada earned eight medals, finishing in third.
A crowd gathered to watch the competition.
The Relay demo team showed everyone how the course should be run.
The Team Relay was run in front of packed stands.
IFCS judges and officials. From left to right: Hisato Tanabe (Japan - IFCS Council member), Tetsu Watanabe (Japan - Officiating Judge), Jackie Gardner (UK - Officiating Judge), Peter Borsje (Netherlands - Officiating Judge), Wim Beckendam (Netherlands - IFCS Council Member), and Steve Drinkwater (Australia - IFCS President)
The closing ceremony
The IFCS flag was given to Italy, who will host the next IFCS World Agility Championships.
Overall, the event was exciting, with lots of camaraderie and great agility. Click the link below for the full medal standings report and other results.
For full event results, visit http://www.ifcsdogsports.com/Courses%20and%20Results.