Yahin and Nabeev Russian summer national champions
The Russian summer national championships took place in Chaikovskiy from the 12th to the 14th of September a featured a competition from the normal hill with a 7.5 kilometre run and another one on the large hill with the classic 10 kilometre Gundersen-distance.
With a total of 137 points on the normal hill and 131.8 points on the large hill, jumping expert Eveniy Klimov ranked first after the jumping part on both competition days, as to be expected. In the 7.5 kilometre run, this meant one minute and 2 seconds of headstart on winner-to-be, Ernest Yahin, who only needed the sixth-fastest time of 28:15.9 to cross the finish line 14 second ahead of runner-up Samir Mastiev. Mastiev was the best runner in the field, improving an intermediate eleventh rank to the final second place with a time of 16:15.9 for the 7.5 kilometres. Viacheslav Barkov followed on rank three, +1:12.5 behind Yahin. Evgeniy Klimov finished fifth, behind Maksim Kilin and ahead of Ivan Panin.
It was Niaz Nabeev's time to shine two days later when the competition on the large hill was on schedule. Already ranking second after jumping with -again- one minute and two seconds to make up on Evgeniy Klimov, Nabeev finished a clear 35.8 seconds ahead of Viacheslav Barkov and 43.9 ahead of normal hill winner Ernest Yahin. Barkov needed 22:49.0 for the 10 kilometres and worked his way up on the podium from an intermediate rank nine. Final places four to six went to Damir Hinsertdinov, Samir Mastiev and Ivan Panin.
Results Normal Hill + 7.5 km
Results Large Hill + 10 km
You can find some photos of the competition here!