Last starts of Masters World Cup and closing ceremony

On the morning of the seventh day on the ski stadium CMM was lively – athletes preparing for the final race in this Cup, and therefore the last opportunity to win medals.

Depending on the age category of the participants overcame 15 to 45 km classic course, considered the most difficult in skiing.

The newly among women compete with Russia was Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Among men, more skiers from Russia were athletes from Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Norway and Canada.

Today’s race can be called the most internationally for all seven days of the World Cup cross-country skiing masters in Syktyvkar: athletes of all seventeen countries started today in the marathon. According to fans and volunteers on the track was a close contest for prizes.

mwc2015-close-ceremonyIn the evening at the Center of martial arts took place the closing ceremony of the World Cup Masters XXXV, where the flag was handed over to the Association of skiing Masters. Syktyvkar mayor Ivan Pozdeev handed over the flag of competitions delegation from Finland, where will be a new MWC event in the next year start.

Participants left for their hotels right after the ceremony, and now are ready to return home.

mwc2015-close-3mwc2015-close-1mwc2015-close-2Summing up the MWC, we want to note that the absolute champion by the quantity and quality of medals won the Russian Federation.

834 participants from 17 countries took part in seven days of competition. Thyre were 12 women and men age groups. The youngest participant was 31 years old, and the most experienced – 91 years old. Each athlete ran at least 16 km per day in average. Women in that 7 days ran 7170 km and men – 39945 km. Total for the entire Masters World Cup in Syktyvkar all participants overcame 47 thousand 115 km.

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