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IFCS World Championships - Day One Final Results

Continued coverage of the 2006 IFCS World Agility Championships


Today's classes will include Power & Speed, Individual Agility & Biathlon Jumping.

Medal Count from Individual Agility

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

USA

2

1

2

5

Netherlands

1

-

1

2

Russia

1

1

-

2

Canada

-

1

1

2

UK

-

1

-

1

Award Placements from Power & Speed

Country

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Total

USA

2

3

-

5

Netherlands

1

1

-

2

Russia

-

-

2

2

Canada

1

-

-

1

UK

-

-

2

2

Biathlon Jumping

Biathlon jumping concluded at 5:00pm (GMT+1), 11am (EDT).   Top three in the standings going into Saturday's competition are:

Toy Division (30cm)

1 - Henk Postma & Famke (NL)     69.96 points
2 - Kimberly Sisak & Devo (USA)  69.49 points
3 - Henk Postma & Lola (NL)         69.37 points

Team USA members Kimberly Sisak with Phoebe in fourth at 68.66 and Mike Murphy in sixth at 67.93 points.

Mini Class (40cm)

1 - Nancy Kleinhans & Jimmy Dean (US)   71.05
2 - Elena Filatova & Porche (RU)              70.58
3 - Dawn Weaver & Chelsea (UK)             70.26

Renee King of Team USA stands at 5th position and points of 69.83 and Nancy Kleinhans & Joni stand in 8th position with 68.42 points.

Midi Class (55cm)

1 - Rhonda Carter & Blast (USA)        72.05 points
2 - Julia Norugova & Virginia (RU)      71.06 points
3 - Julia Kudinova & Tracy Wind (RU)  71.04 points

Kate Moureaux of Team USA stands in 4th presently, with 70.72 points, and Mary Ellen Barry stands in 10th, with 65.28 points.

Maxi Class (65cm)

1 - Stuart Carter & Storm (UK)      71.43 points
2 - Stuart Mah & Qwik (US)           71.41 points
3 - Olga Chaiko & Luz (US)            70.55 points

Stacy Peardot-Goudy of Team USA stands presently in 7th place with 67.87 points.

All scores from biathlon jumping will be combined with Saturday's biathlon standard agility to arrive at final scores for the medals.

Above: Teams walking the biathlon course Friday afternoon.

Individual Agility

Individual Agility got underway at 1:15pm, with the 40cm height class.  USA Team member Rene King and Hamlet took the Bronze medal in this first World Championship Class, being bested by Elena Filatova of Russia taking the Gold and Susan Garret of Canada taking the Silver.

In the Midi class (those jumping 55cm), it was a Team USA sweep, with Rhonda Carter capturing her second Gold medal, Kate Moureaux the Silver and Mary Ellen Barry the Bronze.  In the Maxi class (65cm), Olga Chaiko & Luz captured the Gold, with the UK capturing Silver and Canada the Bronze. In the Toy class (30cm), Henk Postma of the Netherlands took the Gold and Bronze with his two dogs, a near repeat of his performances in the Power & Speed, where he finished 1st and 2nd with his papillons.  Russia took the Silver.  Kimberly Sisak and Phoebe and Mike Murphy and Bailey placed 4th and 5th, both less than 1/2 seconds out of the medals.


Top Left: Toy (30cm) division winners - Henk Postma (NL) winning the gold and bronze, with Russia's Natalia Sternberg
winning the silver. Top right: Russia's Elana Filatova wins the gold; Susan Garrett of Canada, the Silver, and Renee King
of the US the Bronze. Bottom left: Team USA Rhonda Carter wins Gold, Kate Moureaux wins Silver and Mary Ellen Barry
takes the Bronze. Bottom right: Olga Chaiko of the U.S. takes the Gold, Stuart Carter of the U.K. takes the silver and
Sue Charlton of Canada takes the Bronze.

Course Plan

Power & Speed

Through three height divisions, the US Team leads the medal count, with one gold and two silver medals, with a bronze proving to be 1/2 second out of reach.

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Above left:
16" - Rene King & Hamlet - Silver

Above right:
22" - Rhonda Carter & Blast - Gold
        Mary Ellen Barry & Fizz - Silver

Left:
26" - Stuart Mah & Qwik - Gold
      - Olga Chaiko & Luz - Silver

The course - fastest time of the day - 21.98 in the 40cm height class. Rene King finished for the silver in 22.11 seconds.  Mike Murphy and Bailey finished with the second fastest time in the Toy class, but picked up five penalties for a bump on the serpentine section of the course, placing out of the medals in a highly competitive Toy class. 

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