Jumping up to World Champ status at the Junior Championships
Junior Women’s Pair (JW2-) – Final A
Romania came into this event as favourites. They were the best in the heats and their country won this event in 2009. But at the start the Greek sisters, Kassiani and Andreanna Spyridou had the lead. It did not last long as Alexandra Bizom and Elena-Oltita Hrisca of Romania moved into the body of the race and moved into their smooth, dominating rhythm. The Spyridou’s did not have an answer and Romania was able to find a comfortable groove to look back at any potential attacks.
As Hrisca and Bizom moved further away from the rest of the field Greece found themselves under threat from a huge finishing push by the Davids twins from Germany. The Spyridou’s had just enough left to hold off the German push to the line.
Results: ROU, GRE, GER, BUL, HUN, BLRBizom Alexandra (ROU) – Gold
“It was a perfect race and we are very happy. We didn’t have any problems with the rain. We have been here since Monday and had a good preparation.”
Kassiani Spyridou (GRE) - Silver
“We are very happy. We very much wanted a medal and we got it now. It was very cold out there, but it was a great race. We’ll celebrate with the whole team and family.”
Miriam Davids (GER) – Bronze
“We really wanted a medal. And as always our strength is at the back end of the race. We did everything we wanted to do and it all worked ou