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Athletes from Japan, Finland, Russia and Austria win Gold medals in Speed Skating Mixed Team Sprint Final at Lausanne 2020

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Location: St.Moritz, Switzerland

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Yukino Yoshida from Japan, Finland’s Sini Siro, Russia’s Alexander Sergeev, and Austria’s Ignaz Gschwentner combined on the frozen lake of St Moritz to win the Mixed National Olympic Committee (NOC) Team Sprint Final at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.

Nominated as Team 3, 16-year old Yoshida from Iwate in Japan, the 17-year old Finnish athlete, Russia’s Sergeev, who is 17, and Austria’s 17-year old skater, Gschwentner, won in 2 minutes, 4.10 seconds.

Team 16 formed by athletes from Poland, Finland, Japan and Great Britain took the silver medal. Bronze went to Team 14, composed of skaters from Russia, Romania, the United States and Finland.

The event is organised in a single race format. Fourteen teams are expected to take part in the event and each team consists of two men and two women from different NOCs.

Two teams per heat compete against each other. The overall distance is four laps, the first skater of the team leading the first lap before leaving the race, the second skater of the team leading the second lap before leaving the race, the third skater of the team leading the third lap before leaving the race and the fourth skater finishing the race for the team.

Only one competition lane (corresponding to the inner lane for individual races) is used. The two teams in each race start and finish in the middle of the finishing and the crossing straights respectively.

The team with the best time wins the competition. There is no elimination phase.

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