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2008-07-20 14:19:12: So we will close on-line comment at this point, and hope that you have enjoyed following all the WOC competitions in this way. You can re-live any of them by paging down the archive, if you should so wish. The 25th World Championships in CZE will be closed immediately after the prizegiving, with the IOF flag ceremoniously handed over to Hungary, the organisers of WOC 2009 which will take place in late August.
2008-07-20 14:16:09: I can report that Thierry Gueorgiou FRA suffered an allergic reaction after being bitten by an insect, that is why he had to stop. He should be OK again in a relatively short time.
2008-07-20 14:15:08: I missed typing positions 7 to 10 in all the excitement - 7th NOR, 8th SWE, 9th SVK and 10th HUN.
2008-07-20 14:11:27: Yes, that is correct.
2008-07-20 14:09:46: BEL and EST look like being 19th and 20th.
2008-07-20 14:07:42: BUL and LTU will come into 17th and 18th places.
2008-07-20 14:03:12: The medals ceremony will be in about 10 minutes.
2008-07-20 14:02:44: Australia will be 15th., and Denmark into 16th, Germany 17th.
2008-07-20 14:01:01: The silver medallists RUS are Dmitry Tsvetkov, Andrey Khramov and Valentin Novikov. Bronze medalists for SUI are Baptiste Rollier, Matthias Merz and Daniel Hubmann. ITA will be 13th and UKR 14th.
2008-07-20 13:59:19: Austria 11th, Poland 12th
2008-07-20 13:54:51: NOR and SWE fighting for 7th place now.
2008-07-20 13:53:12: SUI finish now in bronze medal position. CZE take 4th place in the finish now. And LAT into best-ever 5th position. Sixth will be Finland.
2008-07-20 13:51:24: SO SUI take bronze and CZE will be 5th. So first-ever men's relay gold for GBR - Graham Gristwood, Jon Duncan and Jamie Stevenson. Massive celebrations, not least by the on-line commentator...
2008-07-20 13:49:56: Russia second, 41 seconds behind Great Britain, and it looks like Switzerland for the bronze, with Thierry Gueorgiou FRA injured we think in the forest, he is just walking.
2008-07-20 13:48:57: And GBR take the gold!!
2008-07-20 13:47:34: Jamie Stevenson ahead at the last control.
2008-07-20 13:47:04: Is this a gold for GBR???!!!
2008-07-20 13:46:52: Stevenson just ahead of Novikov...
2008-07-20 13:46:38: Novikov and Stevenson coming to the second last to fight for the gold very shortly, almost together.
2008-07-20 13:45:49: Gueorgioyu has made a big mistake here and is out to 3rd place clearly, and he is still in the area of 23 and walking, perhaps injured.