Dana Brozkova’s gold medal in the long distance was the first World Orienteering Championships gold medal ever for Czech Republic in the womens class over the long distance. The bronze medal of Francois Gonon was also the first ever medal for France at the long distance at a WOC – and also the first ever individual WOC medal for France for anybody except Thierry Gueorgiou. – Finally we have managed to get anotherone up there along with Thierry, Team France coach Petter Thoresen said after the competition.
Finally, Marian Davidik of Slovakia also set a record for Slovakia. His 6th spot was the best ever spot for Slovakia in the long distance in a World Championship (not counting the years when Slovakia and Czech Republic were one country).