United States, double world champions in Inline Hockey

July 14, 2019

The United States has been proclaimed world champions of Inline Hockey 2019, both women and men, after saying defeat the Czech Republic in both finals. The women's team has managed to add its third consecutive World Championship, a historical milestone that until now had never been achieved in girls, and the tenth title of his record. For their part, the boys have lifted their 16th trophy, the first since 2014.

In the women's final, the United States has surpassed the Czech Republic 3-1. The American team has advanced when there were only two minutes left on the first half Jennifer Friedman scored. In the resumption, they managed to score two goals in less than three minutes, thanks to the goals of Kyla Sanders.

The Czechs have been able to reduce distances more than once, but they have always run into goalkeeper Jetta Rackleff. Despite this, when there were 9 minutes remaining, Katerina Mrazova managed to open an opportunity for the European team, thus putting the final result on the scoreboard. The American player Ashley Fury has declared: "I am very happy for this victory, both for me and for the team, since it is the third World Championship that we won consecutively".

In men, the match ended with a 3-0 for the Americans, after a very close and intense match. During the first half of the game, the protagonists were in the two goalkeepers and the clubs. Both the Czech, Dominik Frodl, and the American, Michael Maczynski, have saved their teams with great stops.

Everything changed in the second half when Peter Dimartino opened the scoring with an individual play. Later, Peter Kavaya and William Pascalli signed up for the party with 3 minutes to go. The American player Nathan Sigmund was so happy: "It was a pleasure to play in this team and finish defeating the Czechs."

Spain and France take the bronze

The strength of the competition in the women's championship was completed by the Spanish team, the match went to extra time due to drew in the last minute of regulation time, Spain ended up winning Italy 4-3. In the men's box, the bronze medal has been for the French team, which has beaten Canada by 5-1.

PHOTOS: N. Olano/WRG


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