Published April 2004
World Championship Kicksled 2004 - Multia Finland
Fleming Erwin Borremans beats the Kicksled King Hannu Vierikko
20.3.2004, Multia Moist circumstances didn't scare the participants
of Multia World Championships away on Saturday. For the first time
in history semifinals besides qualifying heats were needed to select
the finalists for men's 200 meters that was kicked on a reserve
track made on a section of ice originally dedicated for parking.
The final resulted in a great surprise as Erwin Borremans from Belgium
took the championship title kicking away from all his opponents
and also the cameraman.
Hannu Vierikko was the only Finnish medalist as Richard Van Camp
took the third place.
WC podium men 200 meter sprint 2004:
3 Richard van Camp (USA), 1 Erwin Borremans (Belgium), 2 Hannu Vierikko
The ladies' 200 meters race was won by Maarit Salovirta as expected.
On 2000 m, however, she had to admit that Liis Toomingas was faster
Ladies sprint 200 meters, Mutia 2004
In men's 2000 m race Hannu Vierikko took the lead before the last
curve and added one more world championship title in his collection.
Richard Van Camp became the other man calling it a day with two
individual medals, this time silver. Jan Elmgren finished third.
The men's relay was won by Ketkupolkka before Kensu and the international
Vantaan Veturi team. In the ladies' relay Multia-Team delighted
the home public by snatching the championship title before Kensu.
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