JWOC 2014: Maps, Results and Medal Overview

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 28 Jul 2014@5:00

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[Including full medal overview] 5 nations won gold medals at JWOC 2014 – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand – Sweden dominating the championships with 5 gold medals and 4 further medals. Another four nations won medals – Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and Denmark.

The men’s individual races were won by runners from three different nation

Sweden showed again that they have very strong junior orienteers – capable of performing on top level in very different terrain and in all disciplines. The most dominant athlete of the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria in 2014 was Swedish Sara Hagström with medals in all disciplines – of these all were gold except for the long distance which Hagström lost with 3 seconds to Gunvor Hov Høydal (Norway).

The men’s individual races were won by runners from three different nations; New Zealand (Tim Robertson, sprint), Finland (Miika Kirmula, middle) and Sweden (Anton Johansson, long). Sweden won the relay just as for the women.

See the complete medal overview below – and top 10 results for each discipline below the medal overview. Links to full results are included at the bottom of the article.

Terrain and courses

The terrain chosen for JWOC 2014 was very varied – and each well suited for the discipline (the exception might have been the sprint which was on the easy side). The long distance offered some very interesting route choice legs – along with some other technical challenges for the athletes. The middle distance was very technical in a terrain dominated by many contour details. The relay was easier technical – well suited for a relay. Maps for each discipline are included below in the discipline-wise results/maps overviews.

Medal overview
  • Sweden: 5 gold (Sara Hagström sprint & middle, Anton Johansson long, relay men & women), 2 silver (Assar Hellström long, Sara Hagström long), 2 bronze (Anton Johansson sprint, Andrea Svensson middle)
  • Norway: 1 gold (Gunvor Hov Høydal long), 2 silver (Heidi Mårtensson sprint, relay women)
  • Finland: 1 gold (Miika Kirmula middle), 2 bronze (Emmi Jokela long, Olli Ojanaho middle)
  • Switzerland: 1 gold (Sina Tommer middle), 2 bronze (relay men & women)
  • New Zealand: 1 gold (Tim Robertson sprint)
  • Czech Republic: 1 silver (relay men), 1 bronze (Marek Minar long)
  • Italy: 1 silver (Riccardo Scalet middle)
  • Poland: 1 silver (Piotr Parfianowicz sprint)
  • Denmark: 1 bronze (Miri Thrane Ødum sprint)
Sprint

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This shows how important the mental part of the equation is in a JWOC race

Although the JWOC sprint can be said to be one of the most open races in the Junior World Orienteering Championships – with all JWOC participants competing in one race without qualification race – all medalists in JWOC 2014 sprint were medalists from JWOC races in earlier years. This shows how important the mental part of the equation is in a JWOC race.

The men’s title was taken by Tim Robertson, New Zealand, bronze medallist in the corresponding race last year, and the women’s went to Sara Hagström, Sweden who beat last year’s champion Heidi Mårtensson (Norway) by 5 seconds. All three women’s medallists are previous medal-winners at JWOC; Sara Hagström took silver in last year’s Long race whilst bronze medallist in this race, Miri Thrane Ødum, Denmark was Middle distance champion last year. Sweden finished with three runners in the top six in the results. In the men’s race Tim Robertson was victorious by 6 seconds, with Piotr Parfianowicz, Poland, Long Distance champion at JWOC last year, in second place. Third was yet another name already well-known in JWOC circles: Anton Johansson, Sweden who was silver medallist in last year’s Middle race. [Read full story at orienteering.org]

Results men

1 142 Tim Robertson New Zealand 14:41 0:00

2 132 Piotr Parfianowicz Poland 14:47 +0:06

3 113 Anton Johansson Sweden 14:51 +0:10

4 13 Tristan Bloemen Belgium 14:53 +0:12

4 56 Aleksi Niemi Finland 14:53 +0:12

6 140 Miika Kirmula Finland 14:54 +0:13

7 47 Jonas Egger Switzerland 15:09 +0:28

8 19 Olli Ojanaho Finland 15:11 +0:30

8 158 Assar Hellstrom Sweden 15:11 +0:30

10 75 Algirdas Bartkevicius Lithuania 15:12 +0:31

Results women

1 271 Sara Hagstrom Sweden 13:15 0:00

2 245 Heidi Mårtensson Norway 13:20 +0:05

3 262 Miri Thrane Ødum Denmark 13:32 +0:17

4 325 Frida Sandberg Sweden 13:38 +0:23

5 299 Tilda Johansson Sweden 13:47 +0:32

6 304 Nicoline Friberg Klysner Denmark 13:48 +0:33

6 272 Runa Fremstad Norway 13:48 +0:33

8 246 Malin Leandersson Sweden 13:54 +0:39

9 257 Sandrine Mueller Switzerland 13:55 +0:40

10 296 Eliska Kulhavá Czech Republic 13:59 +0:44

Long

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The long distance was a big success for Sweden – winning 3 of 6 medals including Anton Johansson’s gold medal in the men’s class. Norway won their only gold medal at this year’s JWOC in the women’s class with Gunvor Hov Høydal. Czech Republic took a popular bronze medal with Marek Minar.

Interesting fact: The winning time on the women’s course was 13 minutes longer than the course planner’s estimate while the fastest men completed their course 5 minutes quicker than estimated.

[Read full story at orienteering.org]

Results men

1 117 Anton Johansson Sweden 1:15:17 0:00

2 120 Assar Hellstrom Sweden 1:16:18 +1:01

3 159 Marek Minár Czech Republic 1:18:45 +3:28

4 158 Ivan Kuchmenko Russia 1:19:36 +4:19

5 113 Olli Ojanaho Finland 1:19:39 +4:22

6 56 Miika Kirmula Finland 1:19:58 +4:41

7 154 Thor Nørskov Denmark 1:20:21 +5:04

8 109 Borger Melsom Norway 1:21:31 +6:14

9 152 Moritz Doellgast Germany 1:22:32 +7:15

10 157 Riccardo Scalet Italy 1:22:49 +7:32

Results women

1 281 Gunvor Hov Høydal Norway 1:08:15 0:00

2 298 Sara Hagstrom Sweden 1:08:18 +0:03

3 267 Emmi Jokela Finland 1:09:15 +1:00

4 269 Anna Haataja Finland 1:11:45 +3:30

5 299 Mathilde Rundhaug Norway 1:11:58 +3:43

6 302 Paula Gross Switzerland 1:13:15 +5:00

7 215 Sina Tommer Switzerland 1:13:31 +5:16

8 280 Sandrine Mueller Switzerland 1:14:26 +6:11

9 311 Frida Sandberg Sweden 1:15:30 +7:15

10 209 Heidi Mårtensson Norway 1:15:55 +7:40

Middle

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The middle distance race was the technically most challenging race in this year’s JWOC – held in terrain with many contour details. In the women’s class the gold medal was shared between the Queen of JWOC Swedish Sara Hagström and Swiss Sina Tommer. Swedish Andera Svensson finished third. The men’s class was won by Finnish Miika Kirmula with Italian Riccardo Scalet in second and Finnish Olli Ojanaho in third. In addition to the silver medal for Italy, three nations were particularly pleased to have achieved podium placings: Great Britain in the women’s race (Zoe Harding) and Austria and New Zealand in the men’s (Xander Berger and Nick Hann). [Read the full story at orienteering.org]

Results men

1 59 Miika Kirmula Finland 28:58 0:00

2 24 Riccardo Scalet Italy 30:19 +1:21

3 53 Olli Ojanaho Finland 30:29 +1:31

4 47 Xander Berger Austria 30:44 +1:46

5 43 Nick Hann New Zealand 30:47 +1:49

6 51 Jonas Egger Switzerland 30:50 +1:52

7 6 Konstantin Serebryanitsk Russia 31:33 +2:35

8 25 Rudolfs Zernis Latvia 31:36 +2:38

9 31 Dmitry Naumov Russia 32:02 +3:04

10 3 Nicolas Rio France 32:12 +3:14

Results women

1 206 Sina Tommer Switzerland 28:43 0:00

1 258 Sara Hagstrom Sweden 28:43 0:00

3 256 Andrea Svensson Sweden 29:56 +1:13

4 254 Tilda Johansson Sweden 30:01 +1:18

5 248 Gunvor Hov Høydal Norway 30:13 +1:30

6 250 Zoe Harding Great Britain 30:53 +2:10

7 255 Emmi Jokela Finland 31:58 +3:15

8 243 Miri Thrane Ødum Denmark 32:28 +3:45

9 241 Jannina Gustafsson Finland 32:33 +3:50

9 245 Sandrine Mueller Switzerland 32:33 +3:50

Relay

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The fight for gold in the women’s relay was a tight fight between Norway and Sweden which Sweden’s JWOC Queen Sara Hagström decided with 10 seconds. The gap down to Switzerland (actually the 2nd team) was around 6 minutes. In the men’s class several team were in the fight for gold – but in the end Sweden’s long distance gold medalist decided the race against Czech Republic’s long distance bronze medalist with 10 seconds. Switzerland was only 3 seconds behind in third spot. [Read the full story at orienteering.org]

Results men

1  Sweden 1 1:36:30

Assar Hellstrom 33:21

Simon Hector 31:04

Anton Johansson 32:05

2  Czech Republic 1 1:36:40

Ondrej Semík 33:24

Jonás Hubácek 31:06

Marek Minár 32:10

3  Switzerland 1 1:36:43

Jonas Egger 33:28

Tobia Pezzati 31:02

Sven Hellmueller 32:13

4  France 1 1:38:30

Arnaud Perrin 33:19

Loïc Marty 33:40

Nicolas Rio 31:31

5  Latvia 1 1:38:42

Mikus Purins 33:32

Alvis Reinsons 33:30

Rudolfs Zernis 31:40

—  Switzerland 2 1:38:59

Remo Ruch 32:58

Simon Wenger 33:12

Patrick Zbinden 32:49

6  New Zeland 1 1:39:05

Tim Robertson 33:02

Shamus Morrison 33:09

Nick Hann 32:54

Results women

1 Sweden 1 1:38:18

Tilda Johansson 33:31

Frida Sandberg 31:34

Sara Hagstrom 33:13

2  Norway 1 1:38:27

Heidi Mårtensson 32:43

Gunvor Hov Høydal 32:42

Mathilde Rundhaug 33:02

3  Switzerland 2 1:44:24

Paula Gross 35:46

Sina Tommer 34:53

Lisa Schubnell 33:45

— Switzerland 1 1:44:38

Ellen Reinhard 35:36

Lisa Holer 33:51

Sandrine Mueller 35:11

4  Ukraine 1 1:44:53

Daria Moskalenko 33:41

Olena Postelniak 34:11

Mariya Polishchuk 37:01

5  Finland 1 1:45:03

Jannina Gustafsson 33:39

Emmi Jokela 35:15

Annaq Haataja 36:09

6  France 1 1:46:08

Delphine Poirot 34:17

Chloé Haberkorn 34:54

Lauriane Beauvisage 36:57

See also:

Summer Orienteering 2014 Part 1: Maps & Reports

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 22 Jul 2014@5:00

O-Ringen, Swiss O-Week, FIN 5, Croatia Open, Cerkno Cup, Grand Prix Slovakia, Wavel Cup, Sørlandsgaloppen and the Italian 5 Days races are just some of the many orienteering races which have been organized or are ongoing this summer. These summer orienteering races are the highlights of all of the season for many – combining holidays with exceptional orienteering experiences.

Here we take a brief look at some of the races which have been organized so far this summer – including  some of the ongoing races. Some of the upcoming races in the next month not mentioned in this first part of the Summer Orienteering reports (as fortunately(!) no maps/courses are yet published): Bubo Cup in Slovenia, Slovak Karst Cup in Slovakia, Grand Prix Silesia in Czech Republic, OOCup in Slovenia, Classic O-Challenge in Switzerland, Canadian and Western Champs in Canada, Fjord-o 2014 in NorwayLakes 5 Days in Great Britain, Uslar 5 Day orienteering in Germany, Spanish 5 Days O5dias in Spain, the 3 days of Flandern in Belgium, Grand Prix Polonia in Poland and the WUOC Tour in Czech Republic.

Note! Some races are surely missing in this brief overview – please add links to maps and results and some details about the race in the comments if you know about other interesting summer orienteering races not mentioned here! Focus in this article has been on events present in cal.worldofo.com. Please make sure YOUR event is in cal.worldofo.com!

Swiss O-Week (Switzerland) – ongoing

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Swiss O-Week is the most spectacular of the large summer orienteering races this year- organized in the area around Zermatt until July 26th – the second stage was organized on Monday July 21st. The Swiss O-Week sets a new record this year with nearly 5.000 participants. Above part of the elite course from stage 2 is shown.

Many top runners participate in the elite classes in the Swiss O-Week. In the sprint the first day the field was led by the Swiss WOC team with Daniel Hubmann and Judith Wyder winning the sprint in Zermatt. On the second stage in the high mountains the men’s elite class was won by Baptiste Rollier ahead of Matthias Kyburz and Marc Lauenstein. Simone Niggli won the women’s elite by a hair’s breadth. She was just 6 seconds in front of Sara Lüscher with Norwegian Mari Fasting 2:10 behind.

Some relevant links:

  • Day 2 in 3DRerun (compare Daniel Hubmann with Baptiste Rollier, Martin Hubmann and others)sowday2
O-Ringen (Sweden) – ongoing

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O-Ringen in Skåne in southern Sweden is the largest of the summer events with nearly 20.000 participants. O-Ringen has its 50 year anniversary this year and offers the best elite start fields of the summer orienteering races and “real” prize money for the winners.

The main elite classes were won by Jonas Leandersson and Maja Alm the first day – a sprint race. The first real forest race – a tough long distance race was won by Thierry Gueorgiou in more than 90 minutes and Tove Alexandersson in nearly 80 minutes – Alexandersson winning with nearly 6 minutes ahead of Annika Billstam. Ida Bobach and Maja Alm followed on the next places – with World Champion on the long distance from Italy this year Svetlana Mironova in 6th place. In the men’s class Jonas Leandersson finished second with Olav Lundanes and Tue Lassen on the next places.

FIN5 (Finland) – earlier in July

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FIN 5 is the largest Finnish summer event with more than 6.000 participants this year. It was organized earlier in July in northern Finland. The terrain was great – from fast to very detailed. Many of the top Finnish runners run the FIN5 – although the overlap with the World Championships in Italy made the start field significantly weaker. The men’s elite class was won by Tero Föhr – the women’s by Yvonne Gunnell.

Croatia Open (Croatia) – ongoing

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Croatia Open traditionally offers a good mix of orienteering and holidays: From navigation in some of the toughest karst terrain in the highland of Croatia to a combination of swimming and sprint orienteering on the Islands of Croatia.  This year the event is a bit smaller than last year with around 600 competitors.

In the first stage the men’s elite class was won by Christian Wartbichl ahead of Jarno Parkkinen. The women’s elite class was won by Marttiina Joensuu ahead of Mariana Moreira.

Cerkno Cup (Slovenia)

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Cerkno Cup is a quite small summer orienteering race in Slovenia – with around 300 competitors in 2014. The terrains in 2014 were very interesting karst terrain – and this was one of the few smaller summer orienteering races which included a World Ranking Event.

The World Ranking event was won by Yury Masnyy ahaed of Olle Kärner – the women’s was won by Adéla Jakobová ahead of Adela Flasker.

Italy 5 days (Italy; WOC spectator races)

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For all following the World Orienteering Championships in Italy the maps from the 5 Days of Italy is nothing new. Many of the maps were the same used during the championships – others had been used as training maps for the WOC competitors. Note that some of the courses for the 5 Days races seem to actually have been more tricky than the actual WOC courses on the same maps – above is the last part of the M16 course of the last day. Even Gueorgiou, Berman and Lundanes would have had something to work on here …

The overall victory in the elite classes went to Matthias Merz and Elin Skantze.

Grand Prix Slovakia (Slovakia)

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Grand Prix Slovakia is a nice, small 3 Day event organized in Slovakia. The courses were varied in interesting terrain – see the elite course from the first day above. The elite classes were won by Tristian Bloemen and Lucie Krafkova.

Wavel Cup (Poland)

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JWOC 2014: All You Need to Know!

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 21 Jul 2014@5:00

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The Junior World Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria starts Tuesday with Sprint and continues with Long distance on Wednesday. After a rest day the championships continues with Middle distance qualification on Friday, Middle final on Saturday and Relay on Sunday.

Read on to find all important details about the championships. If some details are missing, please add a comment below to help the readers of World of O.

Program
  • Tuesday July 22nd 09:00 CET: Sprint
  • Wednesday July 23rd 08:00 CET: Long Distance
  • Friday July 25th 09:00 CET: Middle Distance Qualification
  • Saturday July 26th 09:00 CET: Middle Distance Final
  • Sunday July 27th 09:00 CET: Relay

The Event Centre is the tourist resort of Borovets, close to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. The Sprint will take place in the center of the town Samokov with a combination of park and urban terrain.

The forest competitions will be held in varied continental type forest terrain; the Long distance in pine forest terrain between 1300 and 1750 meters above sea level, the Middle distance races in hilly mixed forest with many areas of small contour detail at a height of 900-1000 meters, and the Relay lower down, in moderately hilly pine forest. As always at JWOC, all runners from each nation are allowed to start in sprint and long distance (no qualification) and in the middle qualification. The 20 best from each heat qualify for the middle final. Each nation may have up to two relay teams, but only the best counts in the final results.

See the old maps for long and middle at the bottom of this article.

Useful links

Some useful links to get all the information you need about JWOC 2014:

How to follow the races

There will be GPS-tracking for all races except the middle qualification. For each race 40 men and 40 women will have GPS tracking, except in the relay where it will only the 3rd leg male runners. Expect also live results from all races.

The  best way to follow the races:

There will be no regular updates on World of O from the JWOC races, but I will try to get some updates at irregular intervals. See the details about all the races below the embedded Tweets.


Sprint

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Long

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There will be 2 minute start interval. Old map:
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Middle

The 20 best in each heat qualify for the A-final. Details for middle qualification:

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Details for middle final:

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Old map for middle distance:
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Relay

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WOC Relay: Gold for Switzerland and Sweden

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 12 Jul 2014@18:10

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Switzerland and Sweden won two very exciting relays at the World Orienteering Championships in Asiago, Italy today. The tricky terrain made for changes in the relay all the way through the race – and especially the women’s race had a lot of changes throughout the last leg.

You can relive the excitement here:


Results men

1 Sweden SWE 16:10:46 86:13 (3) 92:51 (1) 98:43 (1) 106:08 (1) 115:53 (1) 116:49 (1) +00:00
2 Switzerland SUI 16:09:58 86:11 (2) 93:06 (3) 99:29 (3) 107:05 (3) 117:16 (2) 117:58 (2) +01:09
3 France FRA 16:10:48 86:07 (1) 92:54 (2) 99:26 (2) 107:04 (2) 117:18 (3) 118:03 (3) +01:14
4 Norway NOR 16:13:32 90:45 (4) 98:22 (5) 104:34 (4) 112:44 (4) 123:08 (4) 123:48 (4) +06:59
5 Finland FIN 16:12:46 90:54 (6) 97:59 (4) 104:59 (5) 112:48 (6) 123:08 (5) 123:49 (5) +07:00
6 Czech Republic CZE 16:15:45 92:28 (11) 99:23 (9) 105:01 (6) 112:46 (5) 123:44 (6) 124:35 (6) +07:46
7 Great Britain GBR 16:15:32 92:02 (7) 98:57 (8) 105:33 (8) 113:16 (7) 124:26 (7) 125:08 (7) +08:19
8 Austria AUT 16:15:35 92:08 (9) 99:26 (10) 105:15 (7) 113:22 (8) 124:27 (8) 125:08 (8) +08:19
9 Estonia EST 16:15:30 92:03 (8) 98:53 (7) 105:59 (9) 114:59 (9) 126:06 (9) 126:54 (9) +10:05
10 Denmark DEN 16:13:53 90:53 (5) 98:38 (6) 106:05 (10) 115:05 (10) 127:12 (10) 128:00 (10) +11:11

Results women

1 Switzerland SUI 14:13:47 86:04 (1) 90:20 (3) 98:04 (1) 110:37 (1) 111:21 (1) +00:00
2 Denmark DEN 14:11:41 86:23 (2) 89:20 (1) 98:11 (3) 110:40 (2) 111:32 (2) +00:11
3 Sweden SWE 14:11:31 87:22 (3) 89:53 (2) 98:06 (2) 113:01 (3) 113:56 (3) +02:35
4 Norway NOR 14:16:26 91:36 (4) 94:53 (4) 102:59 (4) 114:53 (4) 115:45 (4) +04:24
5 Finland FIN 14:19:30 92:06 (5) 95:09 (5) 104:47 (5) 118:04 (5) 119:03 (5) +07:42
6 Great Britain GBR 14:22:29 98:20 (8) 102:35 (8) 110:45 (6) 125:37 (6) 126:31 (6) +15:10
7 Lithuania LTU 14:24:56 100:08 (10) 103:18 (10) 112:10 (9) 126:13 (7) 127:04 (7) +15:43
8 Ukraine UKR 14:19:38 96:21 (7) 100:36 (7) 111:24 (8) 127:46 (8) 128:32 (8) +17:11
9 Czech Republic CZE 14:24:10 99:58 (9) 103:16 (9) 113:22 (10) 127:47 (9) 128:34 (9) +17:13
10 France FRA 14:28:38 103:13 (11) 106:40 (11) 116:37 (11) 129:49 (10) 130:42 (10) +19:21

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1600 Photos from WOC 2014 – Sorted by Country!

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 12 Jul 2014@10:00

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1600 photos from Sprint, Mixed Sprint Relay, Middle and Long have now been uploaded – sorted by country. And with name and placing in the race embedded on the picture. Share & enjoy!

The photos will also be uploaded to the WorldofO Athlete profiles for WOC 2014 in due time.

Thanks to the organizers for fantastic Internet connection in the media center – this saved the day!

WOC Middle Women: The Analysis

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 12 Jul 2014@5:00

There were three runners who had the speed to win the WOC middle distance – Annika Billstam, Ida Bobach and Tove Alexandersson. In the following analysis we go through where the women’s race was decided.

There were made a lot of mistakes in the women’s class, even among the top finishers – just as for the men. The course setter Cristian Bellotto comments about the winning times: - I was a bit unhappy that the winning times were around 3 minutes longer than estimated, but I did not think they would do so many mistakes. “Superman” in the split times [the sum of the best split times on all legs] runs exactly the estimated time for both men and women.

As for the men’s course, the course had four distinctly different parts – each discussed separately below. The build-up of this article is the same as for the men. It can be an advantage to read the men’s analysis before as there are some references to the men’s analysis in this article.

This analysis is made in cooperation with WOC2014 by Jan Kocbach and Stefano Raus. A modified version will be published in the WOC magazine. Note that the GPS-data was very variable for this race, and therefore there is not GPS-data shown for all legs.

Part 1: The open karst forest

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The first part until control 5 which was quite open, stony typical karst forest. The challenge here was to keep high speed while finding the good runable places and simplify the orienteering. Lizzie Ingham mastered this part of the course best – being at the lead at control 5 in 10:03 – 2 seconds ahead of Ida Bobach. Heidi Bagstevold, Tove Alexandersson and Tone Wigemyr were closest.

Annika Billstam and Helena Jansson lost some time in this area – they are 45/47 seconds behind Ingham at control 5. Mari Fasting loses 1:30 and is caught by Ida Bobach already at the 3rd control. They run together for the rest of the course. From the split times it looks like they were changing the lead.

There are some legs with interesting route choices in this area. The leg to control 3 is where Billstam loses a lot of time. She runs down to the road – losing 43 seconds to Tove Alexandersson who runs straight. Sarina Jenzer runs up and loses 3:15. Ida Bobach runs direct and loses nearly half a minute.

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To control direct is still the best choice – but this time Alexandersson chooses to run down to the road – losing more than half a minute. Billstam runs a middle variant in the slope, losing nearly as much time as Alexandersson.

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Part 2: The dense, technical part

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The second part of the course is the technical part (control 5 to 8). Dense vegetation, difficult to keep the direction, requires very careful orienteering and stopping to relocate if you lose track of where you are. This was the most decisive part of the race for the men, but the women barely touched this area – having overall an easier course.

Tove Alexandersson was best in this part of the course – 5 seconds ahead of Annika Billstam. Ida Bobach loses half a minute. Ingham – the leader after the first part – loses 2:27 and with that many places on the final results. Tone Wigemyr loses 3:31 in this part of the course.

Part 3: The steep good runable part

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The third part of the course is the steep part from control 8 until the arena passage. It consists of one long routechoice leg and two shorter legs with TV control and an easy control down to the arena.

Fastest in this part is Ida Bobach. Billstam loses 13 seconds – Alexandersson 37 seconds. As for the men, the long leg was the most important in this part of the course. The leg was the same as for the men – and again the best route choice was going to the right and using the track on the top of the hill. Bobach and Billstam chose this variant. Alexandersson chose to run to the left – losing more than 45 seconds to Bobach. Helena Jansson also ran left and lost even more time.

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Part 4: The fast part – but with technical challenges

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The fourth and last part of the course (from control 11 to the finish) is the fastest part – partly on open meadows and partly in quite good runnable forest. The tough uphill after the arena passage makes the controls right after the arena passage extra challenging. Also the long leg to control 14 is challenging.

Going into this part, Ida Bobach is in the lead ahead of Tove Alexandersson with Annika Billstam in third. Annika Billstam is clearly fastest in this part of the course – winning it with 22 seconds ahead of Sara Lüscher – with this deciding the World Championships middle distance in her favour. Bobach loses 53 seconds to Billstam in this part of the course – running faster than Billstam the first two controls after the arena passing, but then missing the 14th control (see below) with more than one minute. Alexandersson also loses nearly 40 seconds to Billstam – losing all of the time (and more) to the first control after the arena passing (control 12) – a quite easy control at the edge of the meadow.

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Summary: The runner with fewest mistakes won

Annika Billstam, Tove Alexandersson, Ida Bobach and Lizzie Ingham won one of the terrain parts each. As for the men, the winner in this varied middle distance course was the runner who proved that she mastered all the different terrain types, Annika Billstam. She did not have the highest speed, but except for the non-optimal routechoices early in the course, Billstam did an excellent technical race. Ida had problems in the last part of the race which Alexandersson did several small mistakes in all parts of the race.

See also the main article from the WOC 2014 Middle distance which gives full results, links to full maps and GPS-tracking.

WOC Middle Men: The Analysis

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 12 Jul 2014@5:00

There were five runners who had the speed to win the WOC middle distance – Daniel Hubmann, Thierry Gueorgiou, Olav Lundanes, Fabian Hertner and Oleksandr Kratov. In the following analysis we go through where the race was decided – and why Lundanes was on top after 5.9 km with 290 meters climb.

The course setter Cristian Bellotto comments about the course: - I tried to make a course where the runners needed to use different techniques to give the runners a mix of different challenges. This worked well today. Some people had problems when they had to change type of orienteering.

The course had four distinctly different parts – each discussed separately below. The build-up of this article is the same as for the women.

This analysis is made in cooperation with WOC2014 by Jan Kocbach and Stefano Raus. A modified version will be published in the WOC magazine. Note that the GPS-data was very variable for this race, and therefore there is not GPS-data shown for all legs.

Part 1: The open karst forest

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The first part until control 4 which was quite open, stony typical karst forest. The challenge here was to keep high speed while finding the good runable places and simplify the orienteering. Oleksandr Kratov mastered this part best, building up a 24 second lead on Olav Lundanes who was second at this place in the course. Lauri Sild, Baptiste Rollier, Andreas Kyburz and Daniel Hubmann also mastered this part very well.

Hertner had more problems – he was already 49 seconds behind at the 4th control. In the end Hertner was only 18 seconds from gold – this first part was crucial for him. Several other outsiders lost up to 2 minutes in this part (e.g. Valentin Novikov, Carl Godager Kaas and more).

Thierry Gueorgiou also had problems in this part – losing 41 seconds (in 7th place).

Part 2: The dense, technical part

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The second part of the course is the technical part (control 4 to 9). Dense vegetation, difficult to keep the direction, requires very careful orienteering and stopping to relocate if you lose track of where you are. This was the most decisive part of the race were many runners lost a lot of time. Olav Lundanes was best in this part (10:00), closely followed by Oleksandr Kratov and Fabian Hertner. However even Lundanes lost 21 seconds to control 8 and 13 seconds to control 9 – so this was a very tricky area which nobody really mastered.

A runner which really didn’t master this area was Daniel Hubmann. He lost 3:52 to Olav Lundanes between control 4 and 9 – losing time on all controls.  This is nearly all the time Hubmann is behind the gold medal at the end of the race. From control 9 to the finish, Hubmann beats Olav Lundanes. Gustav Bergman has also problems in this part of the course – losing 1:47 to Lundanes.  Valentin Novikov also has problems in this part of the course – losing 3:33 to Lundanes, so has Pasi Ikonen losing 4:20. Edgars Bertuks has the biggest problems, losing 6:16 – of those 3:47 only on control 6.

The most crucial was of course Thierry Gueorgiou who forgot to take the 6th control. Actually Gueorgiou orienteered directly from control 6 to 7 when he was at control number 5. He noticed that it was far to the big path, but in this dense type of terrain it is not always easy to judge distances. So when he came to the path, he was at the wrong place, and used some time to relocate and find control 7. He did not understand that he had skipped the 6th control after being told in the finish.

Part 3: The steep good runable part

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The third part of the course is the steep part from control 9 until the arena passage. It consists of one long routechoice leg and two shorter legs with TV control and an easy control down to the arena.

Daniel Hubmann mastered this part best – winning this part with 24 seconds ahead of Gustav Bergman and Carl Godager Kaas. Olav Lundanes was 4th fastest in this part – best of the medal winners – losing 36 seconds to Hubmann.  Kratov lost 10 seconds to Lundanes – Hertner lost 25 seconds to Lundanes. Baptiste Rollier loses more than a minute to Hubmann on this part (between control 9 and 12) – this is more than he is behind the medals.

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The most important leg of this part is the long leg to number 10 (see below; note that there is a new large path on top of the hill on the runners’ map which is not on the online maps – the competition maps had to be reprinted with this new path on one week ahead of the competition). Here Hubmann takes the correct route choice – running to the right and using the path on the top of the hill. Lundanes runs approximately the same route, but more S-shape – losing most of the time in the steep uphill. Hertner runs left and loses 48 seconds to Hubmann. Bergman as always tries to run the way birds fly, and on this leg this is a bit too tough.

Part 4: The fast part – but with technical challenges

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The fourth and last part of the course (from control 12 to the finish) is the fastest part – partly on open meadows and partly in quite good runnable forest. The tough uphill after the arena passage makes the controls right after the arena passage extra challenging. Also the long leg to control 15 is challenging.

Fabian Hertner is fastest in this part of the course – running it in 12:34 – 21 seconds ahead of Andreas Kyburz. Lundanes is third – losing 33 seconds to Hertner. Kratov loses 1:16 –  of those 44 seconds are on the leg to control 15 – and with that he loses the gold medal.  Hubmann loses a lot of time also in this part of the course – 1:17 to Hertner – most of it on the leg to control 15 due to a mistake in the control circle.

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The most decisive leg in this part is the long leg to number 15 (see below). Here Hertner is fastest taking a route where he goes down in the slope. Lundanes loses only 6 seconds – going a bit further down on the last part of the leg. Kratov and Bergman both go up and lose between 30 and 45 seconds.  Kratov loses time both in the first part of the leg where he does not find areas with good runnability and in the control circle where he gets insecure. Bergman loses time in the last half of the leg.

Summary: The best runner won

Oleksandr Kratov, Olav Lundanes, Daniel Hubmann and Fabian Hertner won one of the terrain parts each. The winner in this very varied middle distance course was the runner who proved that he mastered all the different terrain types, Olav Lundanes. Daniel Hubmann finished without a medal after having too big problems in the most technical part. Oleksandr Kratov had too big problems in the last part – and Hertner had problems in the most technical part.

See also the main article from the WOC 2014 Middle distance which gives full results, links to full maps and GPS-tracking.

WOC 2014 Middle: Maps and Results

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 11 Jul 2014@20:00

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Olav Lundanes won the men’s class in the dramatic middle distance World Championships were main favourite Thierry Gueorgiou – King of Long distance – skipped a control and was disqualified. Annika Billstam won a tight battle against Denmark’s Ida Bobach in the women’s race – in the end all medalists were within only 24 seconds!

Billstam decided on the last loop

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Race development graph women. Click for larger

In the women’s race it was a tight fight between Annika Billstam, Tove Alexandersson and Ida Bobach. At the arena passing (control 11) Bobach had a 17 second lead to Tove Alexandersson with Billstam in third (+31 seconds). Ida Bobach ran very well to the next controls – winning both the tough uphill legs to control 12 and 13. At control 13 of 16 she had increased her lead to 53 seconds to Billstam. Alexandersson did a mistake at control 12, and was already more than a minute behind Bobach.

A mistake on the long leg to control 14 ruined the gold chances for Bobach (see illustration of the last loop below – comparing Billstam and Bobach). Bobach ran a route higher up which in theory should be safer – but did a mistake of more than a minute at the control. Billstam took the chance and passed Bobach – in the end winning with 22 seconds.  Alexandersson had a great finish, but did not manage to catch the necessary seconds on Bobach.

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Heidi Bagstevold and Saila Kinni had very good starts of their races, but lost time towards the end.

A full analysis of the race will be published here tomorrow morning, and I will try to update with some more information tonight.

Dramatic men’s race

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Race development graph men. Click for larger

The men’s race was very dramatic. It all looked like a fight between Olav Lundanes and Thierry Gueorgiou – won by Gueorgiou – until Gueorgiou’s SI chip was read out and it was discovered that he did not have a punch on the 6th control.

Thus the actual fight was between Olav Lundanes, Fabian Hertner and Oleksandr Kratov. Kratov had a fantastic start of his race – being in a clear lead after a few controls running. He was even in the lead at the spectator control with Lundanes just a few seconds behind, but lost some momentum in the last loop, but still got a clear bronze medal. Below you see a GPS comparison of the last loop of Kratov and Lundanes. Lundanes is stronger in the uphills, and also has a more offensive route choice to control 15. – The upper route choice is 30 seconds faster than going down, the course planner told before the race – and it looks like this is part of the reason why Kratov loses so much time here.

When it is going downhill again, Kratov uses his o-technical strength and gains some time on Lundanes – but Lundanes is already too far ahead.

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Strong finish by Hertner

Hertner had a very good finish of his race – having higher speed than Lundanes in the less technical part of the race after the arena passage. The below illustration compares Hertner and Lundanes on the last loop. Especially the last downhill part is strong by Hertner. Hertner might prove very dangerous in the relay tomorrow.

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Hertner lost his gold medal chances in the most technical part of the race between control 5 and 8  - the area where Gueorgiou skipped a control. Note that the GPS is quite inaccurate in this part of the race for Hertner.

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#Shortcut for Gueorgiou

Gueorgiou ran past the 6th control without punching – similar to his mistake from the WOC Relay in Trondheim in 2010 were he also missed a control. His Tweet after the race tells it all…

Maps

Here are the maps/courses from today’s middle distance race:

Results

Women

1 Annika Billstam Sweden 37:03

2 Ida Bobach Denmark 37:25 +0:22

3 Tove Alexandersson Sweden 37:27 +0:24

4 Sara Luescher Switzerland 38:37 +1:34

5 Mari Fasting Norway 38:53 +1:50

6 Maja Moeller Alm Denmark 39:00 +1:57

7 Saila Kinni Finland 39:29 +2:26

8 Helena Jansson Sweden 39:37 +2:34

9 Sarina Jenzer Switzerland 39:42 +2:39

10 Heidi Bagstevold Norway 40:01 +2:58

11 Emily Kemp Canada 41:19 +4:16

12 Claire Ward Great Britain 41:45 +4:42

13 Tone Wigemyr Norway 41:46 +4:43

14 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 41:59 +4:56

15 Hanny Allston Australia 42:02 +4:59

1 Annika Billstam Sweden 37:03
2 Ida Bobach Denmark 37:25 +0:22
3 Tove Alexandersson Sweden 37:27 +0:24
4 Sara Luescher Switzerland 38:37 +1:34
5 Mari Fasting Norway 38:53 +1:50
6 Maja Moeller Alm Denmark 39:00 +1:57
7 Saila Kinni Finland 39:29 +2:26
8 Helena Jansson Sweden 39:37 +2:34
9 Sarina Jenzer Switzerland 39:42 +2:39
10 Heidi Bagstevold Norway 40:01 +2:58
11 Emily Kemp Canada 41:19 +4:16
12 Claire Ward Great Britain 41:45 +4:42
13 Tone Wigemyr Norway 41:46 +4:43
14 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 41:59 +4:56
15 Hanny Allston Australia 42:02 +4:59

Men

1 Olav Lundanes Norway 38:12

2 Fabian Hertner Switzerland 38:30 +0:18

3 Oleksandr Kratov Ukraine 38:46 +0:34

4 Baptiste Rollier Switzerland 39:45 +1:33

5 Andreas Kyburz Switzerland 40:05 +1:53

6 Lauri Sild Estonia 40:39 +2:27

7 Carl Godager Kaas Norway 41:28 +3:16

8 Leonid Novikov Russia 41:29 +3:17

9 Gustav Bergman Sweden 41:54 +3:42

10 Jan Prochazka Czech Republic 41:57 +3:45

11 Daniel Hubmann Switzerland 42:21 +4:09

12 Hector Haines Great Britain 42:28 +4:16

12 Milos Nykodym Czech Republic 42:28 +4:16

14 Robert Merl Austria 42:48 +4:36

15 Lucas Basset France 42:53 +4:41

Full official results:

Report from the IOF General Assembly 2014

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 10 Jul 2014@9:30

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[Updated during the meeting] The XXVII IOF Ordinary General Assembly is held in Lavarone, Italy today. The General Assembly is where important decision for the sport of orienteering are made. This article will be updated during the General Assembly with interesting topics for the public.

The report will be mostly consisting of Tweets at @WorldofOLive. For your convenience Tweets marked hashtag #IOFGA are included below – including Tweets from @WorldofOLive


WOC Long 2014 Women: The BIG analysis

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 10 Jul 2014@8:00

Svetlana Mironova decides the race by running a technically good race in the first part of the course – and executing the long legs very well. Wyder makes too many mistakes – Alexandersson does not have her normal speed after stomach problems, and also does some small mistakes.

Mistakes are more decisive for the medals than route choices  - although both Wyder and Alexandersson lose more than the time they are behind Mironova on the long leg to control 12 by taking a non-optimal route choice (going left instead of taking the road around – Mironova has however also not picked the best route here).

Mironova makes a good technical race in the first part of the race – and builds up a lead which is large enough to endure some time losses on the last loop

This analysis is made by Jan Kocbach and Stefano Raus. It is based on a shortened version of the analysis written for the online WOC 2014 magazine.

Summary of decisive points
  • Mironova makes a good technical race in the first part of the race – and builds up a lead which is large enough to endure some time losses on the last loop. Alexandersson however comes closer and closer in the end.
  • Alexandersson is probably not 100% fit after her stomach problems – at least she is not as strong as she usually is in the physical parts of the course. A mistake at control 9 and a mistake at the control after the arena passage along with the non-optimal route choice to control 12 costs Alexandersson too much time to take the gold medal with her current shape.
  • Wyder makes a mistake at the second control and loses nearly 1:30. She also loses nearly a minute on the long leg to the 4th control (partly due to wrong routechoice) and again on the long leg to the 12th control due to non-optimal route choice. The rest of the race she has mostly the speed and technique for gold.
WOMEN: S-1

The women’s course starts with four short legs with middle distance characteristics.  The first control is a short, technical control. Wyder starts well – Alexandersson is 14 seconds behind and Mironova  15 seconds behind.  The two Norwegians Rønning Sund and Fasting have slow starts – Fasting losing 17 seconds and Rønning Sund 23 seconds.

WOMEN: S-1 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:46 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:52 +0:06
3. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:54 +0:08
4. Orr Hollie (65th) 1:56 +0:10
5. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:00 +0:14
6. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:00 +0:14
7. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 2:01 +0:15
8. Gross Julia (17th) 2:02 +0:16
9. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:03 +0:17
10. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:03 +0:17
12. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:03 +0:17
15. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:05 +0:19
22. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:09 +0:23
23. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:11 +0:25
WOMEN: S-1 (Total times)

1. Wyder Judith 1:46 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena 1:52 +0:06
3. Taylor Catherine 1:54 +0:08
4. Orr Hollie 1:56 +0:10
5. Alexandersson Tove 2:00 +0:14
6. Bobach Ida 2:00 +0:14
7. Mironova Svetlana 2:01 +0:15
8. Gross Julia 2:02 +0:16
9. Billstam Annika 2:03 +0:17
10. Fasting Mari 2:03 +0:17
12. Wigemyr Tone 2:03 +0:17
15. Haajanen Sofia 2:05 +0:19
22. Ronning Sund Goril 2:09 +0:23
23. Jenzer Sarina 2:11 +0:25
WOMEN: 1-2

Another short, technical control. All medalists do well – but Fasting has an inaccurate direction at the middle of the leg and loses time – 23 seconds to Mironova here. Bobach and Hajanen also lose more than 30 seconds here – tricky start!

WOMEN: 1-2 (Legtimes)

1. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:51 +0:00
2. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:54 +0:03
3. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:54 +0:03
4. Rihma Annika (33rd) 1:54 +0:03
5. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:55 +0:04
6. Anttonen Sari (16th) 1:58 +0:07
7. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:00 +0:09
8. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:02 +0:11
9. Gross Julia (17th) 2:04 +0:13
10. Pauzaite Sandra (34th) 2:04 +0:13
11. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:04 +0:13
18. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:12 +0:21
25. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:17 +0:26
38. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:25 +0:34
42. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:27 +0:36
WOMEN: 1-2 (Total times)

1. Wyder Judith 3:41 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena 3:43 +0:02
3. Mironova Svetlana 3:55 +0:14
4. Alexandersson Tove 4:00 +0:19
5. Anttonen Sari 4:02 +0:21
6. Ronning Sund Goril 4:03 +0:22
7. Billstam Annika 4:05 +0:24
8. Gross Julia 4:06 +0:25
9. Orr Hollie 4:06 +0:25
10. Pauzaite Sandra 4:07 +0:26
13. Jenzer Sarina 4:15 +0:34
14. Wigemyr Tone 4:15 +0:34
18. Fasting Mari 4:20 +0:39
22. Bobach Ida 4:25 +0:44
30. Haajanen Sofia 4:32 +0:51
WOMEN: 2-3

Another short leg – this time Wyder does a big mistake – losing 1:14 to Alexandersson – she is now down in 22nd place at +0:58. Wigemyr, Fasting and Hajaanen also lose more than 30 seconds here.

WOMEN: 2-3 (Legtimes)

1. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:59 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:02 +0:03
3. Anttonen Sari (16th) 2:02 +0:03
4. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 2:04 +0:05
5. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:06 +0:07
6. Allston Hanny (13th) 2:06 +0:07
7. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:08 +0:09
8. Kinni Saila (11th) 2:08 +0:09
9. Brodmann Ines (12th) 2:09 +0:10
10. Klingenberg Emma (32nd) 2:10 +0:11
11. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:11 +0:12
35. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:36 +0:37
41. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:43 +0:44
52. Wyder Judith (3rd) 3:16 +1:17
54. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 3:25 +1:26
WOMEN: 2-3 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 5:59 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 6:02 +0:03
3. Anttonen Sari 6:04 +0:05
4. Eliasson Lena 6:05 +0:06
5. Billstam Annika 6:13 +0:14
6. Ronning Sund Goril 6:14 +0:15
7. Jenzer Sarina 6:21 +0:22
8. Bobach Ida 6:24 +0:25
9. Kinni Saila 6:24 +0:25
10. Allston Hanny 6:27 +0:28
18. Wigemyr Tone 6:51 +0:52
22. Wyder Judith 6:57 +0:58
25. Fasting Mari 7:03 +1:04
45. Haajanen Sofia 7:57 +1:58
WOMEN: 3-4

An easier short leg – all runners in the top manage this leg well.

WOMEN: 3-4 (Legtimes)

1. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:21 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:21 +0:00
3. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:22 +0:01
4. Rihma Annika (33rd) 1:22 +0:01
5. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:23 +0:02
6. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:24 +0:03
7. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:25 +0:04
8. Lajn Daria (27th) 1:25 +0:04
9. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:26 +0:05
10. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:27 +0:06
15. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:30 +0:09
16. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:30 +0:09
17. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:31 +0:10
28. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:36 +0:15
WOMEN: 3-4 (Total times)

1. Alexandersson Tove 7:23 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena 7:26 +0:03
3. Mironova Svetlana 7:26 +0:03
4. Anttonen Sari 7:31 +0:08
5. Ronning Sund Goril 7:38 +0:15
6. Bobach Ida 7:46 +0:23
7. Billstam Annika 7:49 +0:26
8. Jenzer Sarina 7:52 +0:29
9. Kinni Saila 7:57 +0:34
10. Taylor Catherine 8:03 +0:40
17. Wigemyr Tone 8:17 +0:54
18. Wyder Judith 8:20 +0:57
22. Fasting Mari 8:33 +1:10
42. Haajanen Sofia 9:27 +2:04
WOMEN: 4-5

The long leg to control 5 is very similar to the men’s 4th leg. For the men Fasting’s route was fastest (run by Gueorgiou and Hertner) – whereas Mironova/Alexandersson’s route (run by Lundanes) was similar in time when disregarding the difference in execution of the route by Lundanes versus Gueorgiou. A similar trend is seen for the women. The two different variants are within 8 seconds.

Wyder and Rønning use more road (similar to Jerker Lysell in the men’s class), and Wyder loses nearly a minute while Rønning loses nearly 2 minutes (see illustration for Rønning Sund).  The reason for Wyder’s choice might be the big mistake on the control before – to gain some security again. Some of Wyder’s time loss is  out of the control – it looks like she first wants to run the alternative of Fasting; it could however also be due to a wrong direction out of the control.

At this point in the course Rønning Sund is 2:08 behind Mironova – after 11.0 km at the end of the race this is only 46 seconds more. Thus a bad start for the Norwegian. Note that  Bobach loses 3 minutes with a more direct route which has far too much climb.

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WOMEN: 4-5 (Legtimes)

1. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 13:16 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 13:17 +0:01
3. Fasting Mari (4th) 13:24 +0:08
4. Billstam Annika (6th) 13:26 +0:10
5. Allston Hanny (13th) 13:50 +0:34
6. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 13:58 +0:42
7. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 13:59 +0:43
8. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 14:00 +0:44
9. Wyder Judith (3rd) 14:13 +0:57
10. Zverinova Martina (23rd) 14:19 +1:03
22. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 15:12 +1:56
38. Bobach Ida (10th) 16:22 +3:06
WOMEN: 4-5 (Total times)

1. Alexandersson Tove 20:40 +0:00
2. Mironova Svetlana 20:42 +0:02
3. Billstam Annika 21:15 +0:35
4. Jenzer Sarina 21:50 +1:10
5. Anttonen Sari 21:53 +1:13
6. Fasting Mari 21:57 +1:17
7. Allston Hanny 21:58 +1:18
8. Eliasson Lena 21:58 +1:18
9. Wigemyr Tone 22:17 +1:37
10. Wyder Judith 22:33 +1:53
13. Ronning Sund Goril 22:50 +2:10
17. Haajanen Sofia 23:26 +2:46
25. Bobach Ida 24:08 +3:28
WOMEN: 5-6

A short leg were most of the top runners do well – this is not as technical as in the start. Wyder is however in a bad period and loses 17 seconds – now down in 10th place at +2:06.

WOMEN: 5-6 (Legtimes)

1. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:49 +0:00
2. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:51 +0:02
3. Allston Hanny (13th) 1:52 +0:03
4. Klingenberg Emma (32nd) 1:54 +0:05
5. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:56 +0:07
6. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:58 +0:09
7. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:58 +0:09
8. Lajn Daria (27th) 1:58 +0:09
9. Kadan Ursula (15th) 1:58 +0:09
10. Ward Claire (29th) 1:59 +0:10
12. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:01 +0:12
13. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:01 +0:12
14. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:02 +0:13
16. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:03 +0:14
23. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:06 +0:17
WOMEN: 5-6 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 22:33 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 22:41 +0:08
3. Billstam Annika 23:17 +0:44
4. Allston Hanny 23:50 +1:17
5. Jenzer Sarina 23:53 +1:20
6. Fasting Mari 23:55 +1:22
7. Eliasson Lena 24:01 +1:28
8. Anttonen Sari 24:02 +1:29
9. Wigemyr Tone 24:18 +1:45
10. Wyder Judith 24:39 +2:06
13. Ronning Sund Goril 24:48 +2:15
16. Haajanen Sofia 25:15 +2:42
23. Bobach Ida 26:04 +3:31
WOMEN: 6-7

Another short leg which is not too tricky – all top runners manage well.

WOMEN: 6-7 (Legtimes)

1. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:17 +0:00
2. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:18 +0:01
3. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:20 +0:03
4. Dambe Inga (18th) 2:22 +0:05
5. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:23 +0:06
6. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 2:23 +0:06
7. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:23 +0:06
8. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 2:24 +0:07
9. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:24 +0:07
10. Zverinova Martina (23rd) 2:25 +0:08
12. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:26 +0:09
14. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:30 +0:13
15. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:32 +0:15
WOMEN: 6-7 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 24:57 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 25:04 +0:07
3. Billstam Annika 25:43 +0:46
4. Jenzer Sarina 26:11 +1:14
5. Fasting Mari 26:19 +1:22
6. Eliasson Lena 26:24 +1:27
7. Wigemyr Tone 26:35 +1:38
8. Allston Hanny 26:38 +1:41
9. Anttonen Sari 26:48 +1:51
10. Wyder Judith 26:59 +2:02
12. Ronning Sund Goril 27:20 +2:23
15. Haajanen Sofia 27:38 +2:41
19. Bobach Ida 28:34 +3:37
WOMEN: 7-8

This is again a quite short, easy leg – but many women do mistakes here. Mironova loses 42 seconds to Alexandersson and 35 seconds to Wyder – her second biggest time loss. Now Alexandersson is in the lead for the first and last time in the competition.

Several other women who finish top 10 lose 30 seconds or more.

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WOMEN: 7-8 (Legtimes)

1. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:24 +0:00
2. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:31 +0:07
3. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:40 +0:16
4. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:40 +0:16
5. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 2:43 +0:19
6. Kadan Ursula (15th) 2:44 +0:20
7. Gross Julia (17th) 2:44 +0:20
8. Dambe Inga (18th) 2:45 +0:21
9. Orr Hollie (65th) 2:48 +0:24
10. Omova Michaela (20th) 2:50 +0:26
15. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:54 +0:30
20. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 3:00 +0:36
22. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 3:00 +0:36
26. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 3:06 +0:42
27. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 3:06 +0:42
28. Fasting Mari (4th) 3:07 +0:43
WOMEN: 7-8 (Total times)

1. Alexandersson Tove 27:28 +0:00
2. Mironova Svetlana 28:03 +0:35
3. Billstam Annika 28:37 +1:09
4. Eliasson Lena 29:07 +1:39
5. Jenzer Sarina 29:11 +1:43
6. Wigemyr Tone 29:15 +1:47
7. Fasting Mari 29:26 +1:58
8. Wyder Judith 29:30 +2:02
9. Allston Hanny 29:38 +2:10
10. Anttonen Sari 29:47 +2:19
13. Ronning Sund Goril 30:26 +2:58
15. Haajanen Sofia 30:38 +3:10
17. Bobach Ida 31:14 +3:46
WOMEN: 8-9

A medium long route choice leg where you can either go direct or use the road to the right. Note that 6 runners are faster than the ones shown here – Ida Bobach being the fastest at 5:23 (20 seconds ahead of Mironova). All these 6 runners run direct with better execution than Mironova. Thus direct is the fastest option – but note how Alexandersson makes a one minute mistake when going direct, losing 1:22 to Bobach.

Fasting chooses a hybrid between direct and right and loses 50 seconds to Mironova and more than a minute to Bobach. Billstam runs direct and makes  a mistake into the control – losing 1:50 on this leg.  Before this control Billstam was in third position – now she falls down to 9th. This was a tricky leg for many runners.

WOMEN: 8-9 (Legtimes)

1. Bobach Ida (10th) 5:23 +0:00
2. Taylor Catherine (19th) 5:28 +0:05
3. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 5:30 +0:07
4. Gross Julia (17th) 5:31 +0:08
5. Brodmann Ines (12th) 5:36 +0:13
6. Tikhonova Anastasiya (31st) 5:40 +0:17
7. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 5:43 +0:20
8. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 5:47 +0:24
9. Wyder Judith (3rd) 5:49 +0:26
10. Dambe Inga (18th) 5:49 +0:26
21. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 6:04 +0:41
26. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 6:16 +0:53
31. Fasting Mari (4th) 6:31 +1:08
37. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 6:45 +1:22
47. Billstam Annika (6th) 7:13 +1:50
WOMEN: 8-9 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 33:46 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 34:13 +0:27
3. Wigemyr Tone 35:19 +1:33
4. Wyder Judith 35:19 +1:33
5. Jenzer Sarina 35:27 +1:41
6. Allston Hanny 35:33 +1:47
7. Brodmann Ines 35:41 +1:55
8. Anttonen Sari 35:45 +1:59
9. Billstam Annika 35:50 +2:04
10. Fasting Mari 35:57 +2:11
11. Haajanen Sofia 36:08 +2:22
12. Ronning Sund Goril 36:13 +2:27
14. Bobach Ida 36:37 +2:51
WOMEN: 9-10

A short leg which was not very decisive for the race – note however that Fasting again loses nearly 30 seconds.  Fasting is now 10th at +2:11. The medalists are now Top 3 in correct order – Mironova ahead of Alexandersson and Wyder (Wigemyr however shares the third place with Wyder at this point in the course).

WOMEN: 9-10 (Legtimes)

1. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:24 +0:00
2. Depta Monika (41st) 1:27 +0:03
3. Omova Michaela (20th) 1:30 +0:06
4. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:30 +0:06
5. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:31 +0:07
6. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:32 +0:08
7. Dodin Celine (35th) 1:34 +0:10
8. Allston Hanny (13th) 1:35 +0:11
9. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:36 +0:12
10. Gyurko Fanni (28th) 1:36 +0:12
13. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:37 +0:13
14. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:37 +0:13
16. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:39 +0:15
23. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:43 +0:19
24. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:43 +0:19
25. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:43 +0:19
32. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:46 +0:22
39. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:52 +0:28
WOMEN: 9-10 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 35:17 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 35:56 +0:39
3. Wyder Judith 36:56 +1:39
4. Wigemyr Tone 37:02 +1:45
5. Jenzer Sarina 37:06 +1:49
6. Allston Hanny 37:08 +1:51
7. Brodmann Ines 37:13 +1:56
8. Billstam Annika 37:27 +2:10
9. Anttonen Sari 37:45 +2:28
10. Fasting Mari 37:49 +2:32
11. Ronning Sund Goril 37:49 +2:32
12. Haajanen Sofia 37:54 +2:37
14. Bobach Ida 38:20 +3:03
WOMEN: 10-11

A short leg which does not give big problems for the top runners – note however how Rønning Sund loses 21 seconds. The GPS of Alexandersson does not work well just here. Tove Alexandersson is now at +34 seconds and still very much in contact with Mironova.

WOMEN: 10-11 (Legtimes)

1. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:31 +0:00
2. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:34 +0:03
3. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:35 +0:04
4. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:36 +0:05
5. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:36 +0:05
6. Zverinova Martina (23rd) 1:36 +0:05
7. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:36 +0:05
8. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:38 +0:07
9. Gyurko Fanni (28th) 1:39 +0:08
10. Jurenikova Eva (21st) 1:40 +0:09
11. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:41 +0:10
12. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:41 +0:10
28. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:47 +0:16
29. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:47 +0:16
38. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:52 +0:21
WOMEN: 10-11 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 36:58 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 37:32 +0:34
3. Wyder Judith 38:34 +1:36
4. Wigemyr Tone 38:43 +1:45
5. Brodmann Ines 38:49 +1:51
6. Allston Hanny 38:50 +1:52
7. Jenzer Sarina 38:53 +1:55
8. Billstam Annika 38:58 +2:00
9. Fasting Mari 39:23 +2:25
10. Haajanen Sofia 39:29 +2:31
12. Ronning Sund Goril 39:41 +2:43
14. Bobach Ida 40:07 +3:09
WOMEN: 11-12

The long leg from 11 to 12 is similar to the men’s long leg to the 15th control, but going the opposite way. This leg however has bigger differences than the men’s, and is in this regard more interesting. The fastest option here is to start following the road and then going straight to the control like Kadan/Jurenikova do. Mironova takes an even safer route – going around to the right – losing only a few seconds to Kadan/Jurenikova. The last climb into the control is very steep and slow on Mironova’s route – and Rønning taking the same route loses 50 seconds on this route.

Alexandersson and Wyder both chose routes to the left which have more climb – this was the course setters favourite. Note however how both Alexandersson and Wyder lose significant time here – 42 seconds and 1:13 respectively. The main reason for the time loss is that it is slow in the middle of the leg (see illustration comparing Wyder and Mironova below) – both due to stones and due to climb.

With this long leg, Mironova is starting to build up a safe gap down to Alexandersson – now at 1:09. Wyder is now at +2:42. Jenzer runs this leg well (following Mironova’s route) and is up in third position overall.

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WOMEN: 11-12 (Legtimes)

1. Kadan Ursula (15th) 10:15 +0:00
2. Jurenikova Eva (21st) 10:18 +0:03
3. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 10:22 +0:07
4. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 10:42 +0:27
5. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 10:53 +0:38
6. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 10:54 +0:39
7. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 10:57 +0:42
8. Fasting Mari (4th) 11:01 +0:46
9. Omova Michaela (20th) 11:04 +0:49
10. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 11:08 +0:53
13. Billstam Annika (6th) 11:22 +1:07
17. Wyder Judith (3rd) 11:28 +1:13
19. Bobach Ida (10th) 11:34 +1:19
24. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 11:45 +1:30
WOMEN: 11-12 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 47:20 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 48:29 +1:09
3. Jenzer Sarina 49:35 +2:15
4. Wigemyr Tone 49:36 +2:16
5. Wyder Judith 50:02 +2:42
6. Brodmann Ines 50:15 +2:55
7. Billstam Annika 50:20 +3:00
8. Fasting Mari 50:24 +3:04
9. Ronning Sund Goril 50:49 +3:29
10. Anttonen Sari 50:50 +3:30
11. Haajanen Sofia 51:14 +3:54
14. Bobach Ida 51:41 +4:21
WOMEN: 12-13

A short leg where Mironova makes another mistake – losing 28 seconds to the best time of Wyder. Alexandersson also loses 11 seconds. With a time loss also for Jenzer, Wigemyr is up in bronze position.

WOMEN: 12-13 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 0:54 +0:00
2. Billstam Annika (6th) 0:58 +0:04
3. Dambe Inga (18th) 1:00 +0:06
4. Arniece Liga (39th) 1:00 +0:06
5. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:01 +0:07
6. Allston Hanny (13th) 1:02 +0:08
7. Gyurko Fanni (28th) 1:02 +0:08
8. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:03 +0:09
9. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:04 +0:10
10. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:05 +0:11
13. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:06 +0:12
14. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:06 +0:12
20. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:08 +0:14
21. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:08 +0:14
40. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:18 +0:24
43. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:22 +0:28
WOMEN: 12-13 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 48:42 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 49:34 +0:52
3. Wigemyr Tone 50:44 +2:02
4. Jenzer Sarina 50:53 +2:11
5. Wyder Judith 50:56 +2:14
6. Billstam Annika 51:18 +2:36
7. Brodmann Ines 51:19 +2:37
8. Fasting Mari 51:32 +2:50
9. Anttonen Sari 51:55 +3:13
10. Ronning Sund Goril 51:55 +3:13
11. Haajanen Sofia 52:17 +3:35
15. Bobach Ida 52:47 +4:05
WOMEN: 13-14

Another short technical leg – this time it is Rønning Sund’s turn to lose some time (27 seconds). With a small mistake from Wigemyr, Wyder is back in bronze position.

WOMEN: 13-14 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:27 +0:00
2. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 2:32 +0:05
3. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:33 +0:06
4. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:34 +0:07
5. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:34 +0:07
6. Allston Hanny (13th) 2:34 +0:07
7. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:36 +0:09
8. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:39 +0:12
9. Chataing Amelie (14th) 2:40 +0:13
10. Trubkina Anastasia (24th) 2:41 +0:14
14. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:46 +0:19
15. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:47 +0:20
20. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:54 +0:27
WOMEN: 13-14 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 51:14 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 52:10 +0:56
3. Wyder Judith 53:23 +2:09
4. Jenzer Sarina 53:27 +2:13
5. Wigemyr Tone 53:30 +2:16
6. Billstam Annika 53:51 +2:37
7. Fasting Mari 54:06 +2:52
8. Ronning Sund Goril 54:49 +3:35
9. Haajanen Sofia 55:04 +3:50
10. Brodmann Ines 55:05 +3:51
13. Bobach Ida 55:26 +4:12
WOMEN: 14-15

On the way down to the spectator control, there is a leg with some micro routechoice options. The right variant seems faster – Jenzer and Wigemyr both losing 25-40 seconds by going left. However Fasting runs a good time left, so it is only the execution of Wigemyr/Jenzer which is not good enough. With this leg both Jenzer and Wigemyr are on the way out of the fight for medals.

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WOMEN: 14-15 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 3:05 +0:00
2. Fasting Mari (4th) 3:12 +0:07
3. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 3:15 +0:10
4. Allston Hanny (13th) 3:18 +0:13
5. Taylor Catherine (19th) 3:18 +0:13
6. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 3:21 +0:16
7. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 3:21 +0:16
8. Bobach Ida (10th) 3:22 +0:17
9. Orr Hollie (65th) 3:22 +0:17
10. Billstam Annika (6th) 3:23 +0:18
12. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 3:24 +0:19
18. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 3:31 +0:26
29. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 3:43 +0:38
WOMEN: 14-15 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 54:29 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 55:31 +1:02
3. Wyder Judith 56:28 +1:59
4. Jenzer Sarina 56:58 +2:29
5. Wigemyr Tone 57:13 +2:44
6. Billstam Annika 57:14 +2:45
7. Fasting Mari 57:18 +2:49
8. Ronning Sund Goril 58:13 +3:44
9. Haajanen Sofia 58:25 +3:56
10. Anttonen Sari 58:33 +4:04
13. Bobach Ida 58:48 +4:19
WOMEN: 15-16

One more easy leg on the way to the spectator control. Wyder runs very fast – Mironova and Alexandersson lose 15-20 seconds.

WOMEN: 15-16 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:25 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:28 +0:03
3. Lajn Daria (27th) 1:28 +0:03
4. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:31 +0:06
5. Zverinova Martina (23rd) 1:32 +0:07
6. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:33 +0:08
7. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:33 +0:08
8. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:34 +0:09
9. Gross Julia (17th) 1:34 +0:09
10. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:35 +0:10
17. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:38 +0:13
20. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:40 +0:15
24. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:41 +0:16
28. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:44 +0:19
WOMEN: 15-16 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 56:13 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 57:11 +0:58
3. Wyder Judith 57:53 +1:40
4. Jenzer Sarina 58:31 +2:18
5. Wigemyr Tone 58:46 +2:33
6. Billstam Annika 58:48 +2:35
7. Fasting Mari 58:49 +2:36
8. Ronning Sund Goril 59:48 +3:35
9. Haajanen Sofia 60:06 +3:53
10. Brodmann Ines 60:17 +4:04
11. Bobach Ida 60:26 +4:13
WOMEN: 16-17

This should be a very easy leg to the spectator control, but both Alexandersson (+13 seconds) and Wigemyr (+27 seconds) go left and lose significant time. Wigemyr is now suddenly 1:20 behind the bronze medal after losing time on quite easy, short legs.

WOMEN: 16-17 (Legtimes)

1. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:14 +0:00
2. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 1:14 +0:00
3. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:15 +0:01
4. Taylor Catherine (19th) 1:15 +0:01
5. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:16 +0:02
6. Anttonen Sari (16th) 1:16 +0:02
7. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:19 +0:05
8. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:23 +0:09
9. Lajn Daria (27th) 1:25 +0:11
10. Oram Louise (38th) 1:25 +0:11
13. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:27 +0:13
14. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:27 +0:13
15. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:30 +0:16
20. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:36 +0:22
25. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:41 +0:27
59. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:14 +1:00
WOMEN: 16-17 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 57:27 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 58:38 +1:11
3. Wyder Judith 59:08 +1:41
4. Jenzer Sarina 59:50 +2:23
5. Fasting Mari 60:16 +2:49
6. Billstam Annika 60:18 +2:51
7. Wigemyr Tone 60:27 +3:00
8. Ronning Sund Goril 61:04 +3:37
9. Brodmann Ines 61:40 +4:13
10. Anttonen Sari 61:44 +4:17
11. Bobach Ida 62:02 +4:35
12. Haajanen Sofia 62:20 +4:53
WOMEN: 17-18

Most runners run around the road here – but Fasting runs straight over the top. Olav Lundanes lost time here in the fight for medals against Hubmann and Gueorgiou – Fasting however has second best split time and beats all the competitors in the top.

Both Alexandersson and Wyder lose time to Mironova here. Both do a mistake into the control – and Mironova is also very strong in the uphill (see illustrations below).

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WOMEN: 17-18 (Legtimes)

1. Allston Hanny (13th) 9:22 +0:00
2. Fasting Mari (4th) 9:28 +0:06
3. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 9:30 +0:08
4. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 9:36 +0:14
5. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 9:44 +0:22
6. Billstam Annika (6th) 9:46 +0:24
7. Wyder Judith (3rd) 9:47 +0:25
8. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 9:58 +0:36
9. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 10:05 +0:43
10. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 10:09 +0:47
23. Bobach Ida (10th) 10:53 +1:31
WOMEN: 17-18 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 66:57 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 68:47 +1:50
3. Wyder Judith 68:55 +1:58
4. Fasting Mari 69:44 +2:47
5. Jenzer Sarina 69:55 +2:58
6. Billstam Annika 70:04 +3:07
7. Wigemyr Tone 70:25 +3:28
8. Ronning Sund Goril 70:40 +3:43
9. Brodmann Ines 71:56 +4:59
10. Haajanen Sofia 72:04 +5:07
14. Bobach Ida 72:55 +5:58
WOMEN: 18-19

A short leg with small differences between the top runners.

WOMEN: 18-19 (Legtimes)

1. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:52 +0:00
2. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:56 +0:04
3. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:57 +0:05
4. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:57 +0:05
5. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:58 +0:06
6. Omova Michaela (20th) 2:00 +0:08
7. Kinni Saila (11th) 2:02 +0:10
8. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:03 +0:11
9. Arniece Liga (39th) 2:03 +0:11
10. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:04 +0:12
11. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:04 +0:12
13. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:06 +0:14
14. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:07 +0:15
19. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:13 +0:21
WOMEN: 18-19 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 68:54 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 70:45 +1:51
3. Wyder Judith 70:52 +1:58
4. Fasting Mari 71:48 +2:54
5. Jenzer Sarina 72:01 +3:07
6. Billstam Annika 72:17 +3:23
7. Wigemyr Tone 72:32 +3:38
8. Ronning Sund Goril 72:43 +3:49
9. Brodmann Ines 73:52 +4:58
10. Haajanen Sofia 74:08 +5:14
11. Bobach Ida 74:47 +5:53
WOMEN: 19-20

This leg to the TV-control was tricky for many of the women. Mironova loses 51 seconds – the gap to Wyder goes down from 1:51 to 1:17.

WOMEN: 19-20 (Legtimes)

1. Gross Julia (17th) 2:20 +0:00
2. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:22 +0:02
3. Kadan Ursula (15th) 2:22 +0:02
4. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:24 +0:04
5. Allston Hanny (13th) 2:24 +0:04
6. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:27 +0:07
7. Jurenikova Eva (21st) 2:28 +0:08
8. Trubkina Anastasia (24th) 2:28 +0:08
9. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:30 +0:10
10. Rabediuc Galina (59th) 2:32 +0:12
11. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:33 +0:13
12. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:34 +0:14
13. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:35 +0:15
23. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:46 +0:26
25. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:49 +0:29
37. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 3:01 +0:41
WOMEN: 19-20 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 71:55 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 73:12 +1:17
3. Wyder Judith 73:27 +1:32
4. Fasting Mari 74:18 +2:23
5. Jenzer Sarina 74:50 +2:55
6. Billstam Annika 75:03 +3:08
7. Ronning Sund Goril 75:05 +3:10
8. Wigemyr Tone 75:05 +3:10
9. Haajanen Sofia 76:42 +4:47
10. Bobach Ida 77:11 +5:16
WOMEN: 20-21

Now the runners are on the way to the last controls. Fasting loses some time here – but is already out of the fight for medals.

WOMEN: 20-21 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:48 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:51 +0:03
3. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:54 +0:06
4. Orr Hollie (65th) 2:55 +0:07
5. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 3:01 +0:13
6. Taylor Catherine (19th) 3:02 +0:14
7. Bobach Ida (10th) 3:03 +0:15
8. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 3:06 +0:18
9. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 3:07 +0:19
10. Kinni Saila (11th) 3:07 +0:19
12. Billstam Annika (6th) 3:08 +0:20
16. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 3:12 +0:24
20. Fasting Mari (4th) 3:15 +0:27
WOMEN: 20-21 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 74:56 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 76:03 +1:07
3. Wyder Judith 76:15 +1:19
4. Fasting Mari 77:33 +2:37
5. Jenzer Sarina 77:57 +3:01
6. Wigemyr Tone 77:59 +3:03
7. Billstam Annika 78:11 +3:15
8. Ronning Sund Goril 78:11 +3:15
9. Haajanen Sofia 79:54 +4:58
10. Bobach Ida 80:14 +5:18
WOMEN: 21-22

Easy leg down to the second last control. Mironova loses 19 seconds to Alexandersson and 10 seconds to Wyder, but her gold medal is already safe.

WOMEN: 21-22 (Legtimes)

1. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 1:25 +0:00
2. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 1:28 +0:03
3. Allston Hanny (13th) 1:29 +0:04
4. Ward Claire (29th) 1:31 +0:06
5. Billstam Annika (6th) 1:32 +0:07
6. Kinni Saila (11th) 1:33 +0:08
7. Wyder Judith (3rd) 1:34 +0:09
8. Gross Julia (17th) 1:34 +0:09
9. Fasting Mari (4th) 1:35 +0:10
10. Brodmann Ines (12th) 1:35 +0:10
11. Bobach Ida (10th) 1:36 +0:11
13. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 1:39 +0:14
15. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 1:42 +0:17
18. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 1:44 +0:19
23. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 1:47 +0:22
WOMEN: 21-22 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 76:40 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 77:28 +0:48
3. Wyder Judith 77:49 +1:09
4. Fasting Mari 79:08 +2:28
5. Jenzer Sarina 79:36 +2:56
6. Ronning Sund Goril 79:39 +2:59
7. Billstam Annika 79:43 +3:03
8. Wigemyr Tone 79:46 +3:06
9. Haajanen Sofia 81:36 +4:56
10. Bobach Ida 81:50 +5:10
WOMEN: 22-23

Another bad leg for Mironova – losing another 18 seconds. The gap goes down to 31 seconds.

WOMEN: 22-23 (Legtimes)

1. Wyder Judith (3rd) 2:20 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove (2nd) 2:21 +0:01
3. Haajanen Sofia (9th) 2:23 +0:03
4. Gross Julia (17th) 2:24 +0:04
5. Billstam Annika (6th) 2:27 +0:07
6. Wigemyr Tone (7th) 2:27 +0:07
7. Crocker Alison (26th) 2:27 +0:07
8. Eliasson Lena (22nd) 2:29 +0:09
9. Ronning Sund Goril (5th) 2:31 +0:11
10. Chataing Amelie (14th) 2:31 +0:11
12. Fasting Mari (4th) 2:32 +0:12
15. Mironova Svetlana (1st) 2:38 +0:18
18. Jenzer Sarina (8th) 2:40 +0:20
28. Bobach Ida (10th) 2:47 +0:27
WOMEN: 22-23 (Total times)

1. Mironova Svetlana 79:18 +0:00
2. Alexandersson Tove 79:49 +0:31
3. Wyder Judith 80:09 +0:51
4. Fasting Mari 81:40 +2:22
5. Billstam Annika 82:10 +2:52
6. Ronning Sund Goril 82:10 +2:52
7. Wigemyr Tone 82:13 +2:55
8. Jenzer Sarina 82:16 +2:58
9. Haajanen Sofia 83:59 +4:41
10. Bobach Ida 84:37 +5:19
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