The 4th World Open Youth Championships in Opatija, Croatia began Friday, August 21 and concludes Saturday, August 29.
The Pair Championships concluded yesterday.
Ola and Mikael Rimstedt from Sweden won the Junior Pairs by nearly two boards finishing ahead of Giuseppe Delle Cave from Italy and Rodrigo Garcia da Rosa from Argentina. Third were Julie Arbit and Sean Gannon from the United States.
The Girls Pairs was much closer. But throughout the final day, the lead was held by the winners, Selena Pepic and Jocana Zoranovic from Serbia. They finished three-quarters of a board in front of Michela Salvato and Giulia Scriattoli from Italy. Third, less than a third of board behind second, were Susanna Broccolino and Enrica Raffa from Italy.
The winners of the Kids Pairs were Soren Bune and Christian Lahrmann from Denmark. They are 14 and 12, respectively. Lahrmann had been running a high temperature during the last day, but he and his partner held on to win by just less than one-third of a board from Kacper Kopka and Oskar Trybus from Poland. Third were Wu Zhe and Yuan Zhijie from China.
The Youngsters Pairs was won comfortably by Sun Shiyu and Wei Hongji, who finished almost five boards ahead of Fang Zhengyang and Yin Yichen from China. Third, another board back, were Andrea Manganella and Sebastiano Scata from Italy.
Congratulations to all of the medal winners.
The Team events start today.
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