Sweden dominated both the Relay and the Middle distance at the World Orienteering University Championships in Hungary with four Gold medals of four possible, while Great Britain took a popular Gold medal at the Sprint Relay ahead of Czech Republic and Norway. Oskar Sjögren and Lilian Forsgren were the Swedish Gold medal winners at the Middle distance.
In the men’s relay Sweden won 3 minutes ahead of Switzerland with Finland another half minute behind. In the women’s relay Czech Republic was closest to Sweden, 1 minute behind, with Norway in third another 5 minutes behind.
The championships has offered very interesting and varied orienteering with good courses and high level on the competitors. Sweden shows yet again that they have many runners on very high level. Great Britain has shown excellent results in the Sprint – especially on the men’s side. It is also good to see several strong juniors competing in the top at WUOC – one of them Finnish Junior World Champion Long distance Anna Haataja who took the Gold medal also at WUOC Long distance.
See also the first article form the championships: WUOC Sprint & Long: Maps and Results. Kris Jones (GBR) and Denisa Kosova (CZE) won the sprint and Rassmus Andersson (SWE) and Anna Haataja (FIN) won the long distance at the World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) in Miskolc, Hungary.
The below GPS animation shows part of the medal fight in the men’s relay. Here the Czech 2nd team which chased close to Sweden makes a big mistake, making the rest of the leg easy for Sweden’ Runesson. Finland runs well to the spectator control and passes in second ahead of Switzerland and Czech Republic’s first team.
And the second part of the medal fight: Here on the last loop Switzerland secures the silver ahead of Finland after both Switzerland, Finland and Czech Republic made quite big mistakes on this last loop.
Maps & GPS-tracking
|2.||Pavel KUBÁT||Czech Republic||33:23||(+0:12)|
|4.||Miloš NYKODÝM||Czech Republic||34:40||(+1:29)|
|7.||Nikita STEPANOV||Russian Federation||35:38||(+2:27)|
|9.||Jo Forseth INDGAARD||Norway||36:07||(+2:56)|
|10.||Jan PETRŽELA||Czech Republic||36:21||(+3:10)|
|13.||William Jonathan GARDNER||United Kingdom||36:58||(+3:47)|
|16.||Jon Aukrust OSMOEN||Norway||37:28||(+4:17)|
|19.||Jakob Ekhard EDSEN||Denmark||37:42||(+4:31)|
|3.||Denisa KOSOVÁ||Czech Republic||34:24||(+2:12)|
|7.||Adéla INDRÁKOVÁ||Czech Republic||35:17||(+3:05)|
|14.||Marina GARCÍA CASTRO||Spain||37:36||(+5:24)|
|19.||Lucy Jane BUTT||United Kingdom||38:34||(+6:22)|
|20.||Barbora HRUSKOVÁ||Czech Republic||38:36||(+6:24)|
Results Sprint Relay