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JWOC 2016 Middle: Maps and Results

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Another Swiss day at the Junior World Orienteering Championship at the middle distance: Gold for Simona Aebersold in the women’s class and Thomas Curiger in the men’s class. 

In the women’s class Polish Aleksandra Hornik took a very popular silver medal with Swedish Johanna Öberg in third. In the men’s class the double gold medalist from earlier this week, Joey Hadorn, took the silver medal and Norwegian Audun Heimdal took the only individual medal for Norway at this championships, a bronze medal.

Lead from start to finish

Simona Aebersold did a very strong race, leading the race all the way from start to finish. In the end the victory margin was nearly 2 minutes to the Polish Aleksandra Hornik. The Pole had also a strong race, only a small mistake at the 5th control – but her speed was simply not as high as the Swiss gold medalist from the Sprint.

The only place Hornik was faster was her fantastic straight route to the 2nd leg (see below) and the routechoice to control 12 where Aebersold turned around at the cliff and lost 10-12 seconds.

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Illustration: Aebersold in the lead already to the 2nd control.

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Illustration: Aebersold vs Hornik. 

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Illustration: Hornik brought her compass to Switzerland.

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Hadorn with highest speed – Curiger with best orienteering

Joey Hadorn had again the highest speed, but Thomas Curiger with an excellent technical race proved that the middle distance is a discipline in which it is difficult to fix mistakes with high running speed as Hadorn did in both sprint and long distance. In the end Curiger was 49 seconds faster than Hadorn, Hadorn having left significantly more than that in the forest due to non-optimal orienteering.

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Illustration: 35 seconds mistake to the 4th control by Hadorn – one of the mistakes of the Swiss silver medalist.

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Illustration: Ojanaho with big mistake at 9th control – out of the medal fight.

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Full analysis

A full analysis of the race will be available at WorldofO.com tomorrow morning. Tomorrow the championship finishes with the relay.

Maps

JWOC 2016 Middle Women

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com

Results

Men

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1. Thomas Curiger Switzerland 24:21 (+0:00)
2. Joey Hadorn Switzerland 25:10 (+0:49)
3. Audun Heimdal Norway 25:32 (+1:11)
4. Anton Forsberg Sweden 25:35 (+1:14)
5. Noah Zbinden Switzerland 25:40 (+1:19)
6. Isac von Krusenstierna Sweden 25:53 (+1:32)
7. Anton Kuukka Finland 26:08 (+1:47)
8. Mathias Peter Austria 26:21 (+2:00)
9. Shamus Morrison New Zealand 26:27 (+2:06)
10. Jesper Svensk Sweden 26:28 (+2:07)
11. Mathieu Perrin France 26:35 (+2:14)
12. Oskar Stormer Norway 26:41 (+2:20)
13. Simon Hector Sweden 26:48 (+2:27)
14. Simon Imark Sweden 27:01 (+2:40)
15. Elias Thorsdal Molnvik Norway 27:05 (+2:44)
16. Alexander Chepelin Great Britain 27:09 (+2:48)
16. Riccardo Rancan Switzerland 27:09 (+2:48)
18. Mikhail Kuleshov Russia 27:11 (+2:50)
19. Olli Ojanaho Finland 27:12 (+2:51)
20. Vegard Jarvis Westergard Norway 27:16 (+2:55)

Women

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1. Simona Aebersold Switzerland 24:06 (+0:00)
2. Aleksandra Hornik Poland 25:56 (+1:50)
3. Johanna Oberg Sweden 26:17 (+2:11)
4. Megan Carter Davies Great Britain 27:28 (+3:22)
5. Anna Haataja Finland 27:31 (+3:25)
6. Hanna Mueller Switzerland 27:37 (+3:31)
7. Paula Gross Switzerland 27:39 (+3:33)
8. Anna Dvorianskaia Russia 27:47 (+3:41)
9. Tilda Johansson Sweden 27:50 (+3:44)
10. Valerie Aebischer Switzerland 28:20 (+4:14)
11. Sofie Bachmann Switzerland 28:32 (+4:26)
12. Anna Stickova Czech Republic 28:46 (+4:40)
13. Victoria Haestad Bjornstad Norway 28:47 (+4:41)
14. Enni Jalava Finland 29:00 (+4:54)
15. Jasmina Gassner Austria 29:38 (+5:32)
16. Aasne Skram Troemborg United States of America 29:46 (+5:40)
17. Elin Carlsson Sweden 29:47 (+5:41)
18. Ingrid Lundanes Norway 29:51 (+5:45)
19. Tereza Novakova Czech Republic 30:11 (+6:05)
20. Barbora Chaloupska Czech Republic 30:17 (+6:11)

 

 

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