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WOC Middle: Gold for Gueorgiou and Brozkova [map]

Thierry Gueorgiou and Dana Brozkova took the gold medals in todays World Orienteering Champs middle distance. – My first middle distance victory since last year in Olomouc, a very happy Gueorgiou said after receiving his Gold medal. Brozkova has also not been on the top the since winning gold in the long distance last year.

– I have had many problems with injuries the last year. Only the last 14 days I have started to feel better, says Brozkova.


Tricky terrain – bad runnability

Todays courses were quite tricky – many runners lost their medal possibilities by doing mistakes in the Hungarian forest. – It was very though running in this forest, Gueorgiou said after his race. There were lots of trees lying on the ground – making runnability bad.

Below you see the maps for men and women. The same terrain will also be used for the relay on Friday.

Results Men

1. Gueorgiou Thierry (FRA) 37:14
2. Hubmann Daniel (SUI) 37:43
3. Merz Matthias (SUI) 38:10
4. Mueller Matthias (SUI) 38:45
5. Gonon François (FRA) 38:48
6. Andersson David (SWE) 39:09

Results Women

1 .Brožková Dana (CZE) 37:09
2. Andersen Mariann (NOR) 37:19
3. Niggli Simone (SUI) 37:58
4. Kauppi Minna (FIN) 38:21
5. Rantanen Merja (FIN) 38:59
6. Jansson Helena (SWE) 39:08

WOC 2009 LiveBlog

The WOC 2009 LiveBlog was a good place to follow WOC Middle online today. You can replay some of the action below. There is also a mobile version of the LiveBlog here.

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  1. Hard to say, what would have happened if Jansson would not have had the ambiton to pull Brozkova in the second part of the race. At least at the 18th control where even Danas sister Radka punches before Dana, the pack might have shortened a probably deciding mistake to the disadvantage of Andersen. On the other hand, the pack seems to have made Dana a little bit nervous, since she lost quite some time (57s to Andersen) and security, since catching up Jansson at the 11th and Radka at the 13th.

    Congratulations to Dana anyway and I hope I will see the day the IOF changes the startintervalls for the Middle and the Long to at least 3 minutes.

  2. Okay. I checked the 18th control of the Womens Final. It is an easy one. Dana just took the safety route.

    The mens race was very fair: Thierry had just two hangers (Zinca 32th to 8th and Mihalkin 28th to 18th). Müller ran alone, Merz and Hubmann almost (passed their prestarters Ushkvarok and Föhr at a single control).

  3. The Pack Analysis of the Middle Final Men and Middle Final Women.