POM Monsanto Evening Sprint: Wow!

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 13 Feb 2013@8:30

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The sprint in Monsanto and the rocky surroundings at the third day of Portugal O-Meeting is one of those spectacular orienteering experiences which makes an orienteer travel for many, many hours. The mix of old city and rock labyrinth makes it an experience you will remember for a long time.

- I do not keep a lot of maps in my archives anymore, but I have to find a room for today´s POM sprint map, Thierry Gueorgiou (France) tweeted after the sprint.

Gueorgiou won the men’s class in the time 18:17 for the 2.1 km long sprint – half a minute ahead of the world’s best orienteering sprinter, Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland). Simone Niggli (Switzerland) – the best women orienteer of all times – won the women’s sprint with a margin of more than a minute down to Julia Gross (Switzerland).

Full of big rocks and boulders

The race was set in the small, old village Monsanto, which lies nearly on top of a hill full of big rocks and boulders. It features a lot of small streets – and the courses were set both in the village and in the rock labyrinth behind the village. The image below is seen from the top of the big hill behind control 16.

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Photos from the area


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Results
M21SE (82) 2,1 km 210 m 22 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 3 GUEORGIOU Thierry 79 [5698] KR 18:17
2 1 Kyburz Matthias 90 [5911] Swiss 18:54
3 75 Howald Severin 89 [5911] Swiss 19:34
3 13 Gernot Kerschbaumer 83 [5825] G1.Pan-Kristianstad 19:34
5 35 Antonio Martínez 91 [2267] Colivenc 19:35
6 9 Kiril Nikolov 82 [6027] G5.Kalevan Rasti 19:39
6 81 Jakob Lööf 85 [5825] G1.Pan-Kristianstad 19:39
8 21 Andreu Blanes 91 [2267] Colivenc 19:45
9 36 Arturs Paulins 89 [5954] IGTISA 19:52
10 59 Chris Smithard 89 [6088] SPOOK 20:01
11 31 Ivan Sirakov 88 [5818] G2.Variant 5 20:02
12 83 Haegler Kaspar 88 [5911] Swiss 20:08
13 7 Philippe Adamski 85 [6027] G5.Kalevan Rasti 20:23
14 18 Olle Boström 90 [6150] G1.Järla Orientering 20:36
15 54 Doug Tullie 88 [6068] TUME 20:43
16 10 Kyburz Andreas 88 [5911] Swiss 20:49
17 62 Jonas Munthe 89 [5983] OK Pan 21:00
18 29 Howald Florian 91 [5911] Swiss 21:12
19 42 Pavel Kubat [5772] Vaajakosken Terä 21:15
20 20 Jarkko Huovila 75 [6199] G9.Kalevan Rasti 21:17
W21E (66) 1,6 km 17 C
Pl Stno Name YB Club Time
1 301 Niggli Simone 78 [5911] Swiss 15:51
2 313 Gross Julia 91 [5911] Swiss 16:57
3 312 Anastasia Tikhonova 90 [5853] MS Parma 17:03
4 321 Ausrine Kutkaite 91 [5916] SNO 17:11
5 331 Roos Elena 91 [5911] Swiss 17:22
6 302 BILLSTAM Annika 76 [5715] OK Linné 17:27
6 329 Emily Kemp 92 [1921] Individual CAN 17:27
8 357 Karolin Ohlsson 91 [6150] G1.Järla Orientering 17:41
8 320 Brigitta Mathys 90 [6150] G1.Järla Orientering 17:41
10 309 Jenzer Sarina 91 [5911] Swiss 17:50
11 377 Doerig Franziska 92 [5911] Swiss 18:16
12 308 Celine DODIN 79 [5914] HVO 18:32
13 400 Gygax Katja 92 [5911] Swiss 18:55
14 322 Koenig-Salmi Vroni 69 [5911] Swiss 18:57
15 342 Ingjerd Myhre 92 [6150] G1.Järla Orientering 18:59
16 304 Ida Bobach 91 [5983] OK Pan 19:21
17 336 Sanna Andelin 83 [6081] G6.Lahden Taimi 19:25
18 303 Maja Alm 88 [5983] OK Pan 19:38
19 344 Nina Temyakova 82 [6054] PR 19:39
20 347 Hellmueller Mirjam 92 [5911] Swiss 19:40

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