The event was first introduced in the 2010 World Championships and involved a women pairing up with a man to share the workload over the course of the 5 events.
With the individual event starting the next day, many nations have not risked their big name athletes, which will give the younger generation a chance to shine on the biggest stage of all.
Last year’s Champions Ukraine, have entered a different team that won them gold in Moscow, so they won’t be able to rely on the supreme talent of World Champion Victoria Tereshuk to claim them gold this time. But Youth Olympic Games Mixed Relay gold medallist Anastaysia Spas and Oleksandr Mordasov will try and keep the legacy alive with a dominant performance tomorrow.
Korea have their eyes set on the gold, putting in a very strong team composing of 2011 World Cup #4 Champion Choon-huan Lee and Mina Jeong. If these 2 can produce their best form. After the men won Korea’s 1st ever Senior World Championships medal today, Lee and Jeong will feel inspired to repeat that historic feat.
After the disappointment of the men & women’s relay for the USA Denis Bowsher and Samantha Achterberg wants to finish the relay segment on a high. The USA have a good history in the mixed relay, winning a medal at World Cup #4 last year and performing solidly in last year’s World Championships.
After such a strong performance in the traditional relays, China will be looking to go that one step further and win gold tomorrow. They will have their big guns compting with top 10 athlete Zhongrong Cao and Ye Zhang lining up to make their country proud.
Check out the full list of pairs here: http://pentathlon.org/results/competition-results/results/pentathlon/921-uipm-senior-world-championships/senior/mix/team-relay-two-members.
So who will win the 3rd Mixed Relay World Championships? Watch all the action from the combined event on Pentathlon.org at 17:30 local time and follow all the live results from 9:00 to find out!