Posted Date: May 21, 2008
Russian Federation finishes top of the field in the Team Triathlon and the final medal count.
National Team Triathlon (Jumping, Standard & Relay)
The Russia national team took top honors in the Team Triathlon, dethroning Team USA, who has claimed the Gold for the past three World Championships. The US Team was just slightly off balance throughout the weekend, never quite finding the groove. The scores for the triathlon were tight, with an elimination separating the team USA from their 5th place finish and the Gold.
The team did well over all, but the competitiveness this year was tough and unforgiving. Following are the final standings for the medalists in the National Team Triathlon. Team USA finished in 5th place, with a score of 341.14 seconds, with South Africa in 4th with a score of 322.77.
|Russian Federation - 279.81 seconds|
|Netherlands - 298.79 seconds|
Canada - 320.43 seconds
Final Medal Count
Following is the final medal count. Team Triathlon is included in the count as a single medal for the national team.
|United States |
|Great Britain |
|South Africa || 1|| || || 1|
|Belgium || || || || |
|Australia || || || || |
|Spain || || || || |
In the closing ceremony, IFCS Council member Kenneth Tatsch announced a DVD of the event would be forthcoming in the next 30 days, and be available for purchase through www.usdaa.com, as well as an outlet in Europe and Australia.
Also, the location for the 2010 IFCS event will be determined no later than September 30, 2008, with an application forthcoming from Great Britain as the likely host. Other IFCS members may also file applications until August 31, 2008, with forms being available by July 1.