2011 World Championships – ITALY TAKE THE GOLD

Italy 28th August – 4th September

England Team: Iain Barr, Phil Dixon, John Horsey, Simon Robinson, Mike Tinnion, Howard Croston (Reserve) & Ian Greenwood (Captain/Manager).

England made a good start in the first session, lying 2nd behind the Czech Republic, ahead of Poland in 3rd place and France in 4th, but dropped to 5th in the second session, and 7th in the third. After dropping out of the top ten in the fourth session, they recovered to finish in 10th place.

The final results confirmed that Italy had taken Gold (after lying in 13th place after the first session!), ahead of the Czech Republic with the Silver and Poland the Bronze. 4th Spain and 5th USA (their best ever placing), 6th Slovakia, 7th France, 8th Belgium, Scotland in 9th with England in 10th place. Ireland 15th and Wales 17th.

Lance Egan of Team USA has an excellent report on their experiences here

Individually, Valerio Santi Amanti, Italy, was World Champion. Tom Drinan of Ireland finished 5th, with Simon Cocker, Scotland, 7th. Phil Dixon was 21st, John Horsey 34th, Iain Barr 50th, Mike Tinnion 59th and Simon Robinson 90th.

Final results mosca_seniores_finale

Official website here

Images from Opening Ceremony here

Video covering the lake sector and the Presentation Ceremony.

After the fifth and final session in the Youth event, the USA hung on to take Gold, with Italy on Silver and Spain Bronze. England finished at 8th with Wales 10th and Ireland 11th. Individually, Kieron Jenkins of Wales came 4th, while the highest placed England team member was James Atkinson 24th. The World Youth Champion was Lukas Starychfojtu of the Czech Republic.

Images from the Youth event here along with video

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