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World Cup Sprint Finland: Michiels with first win for Belgium

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[With Maps and Results] Yannick Michiels has been fighting his way towards the top for several years – today the fast athlete from Belgium took his and Belgium’s first World Cup victory on the Sprint in Lohja, Finland which marked the opening of the Orienteering World Cup 2017. Maja Alm (Denmark) won the women’s class.

Michiels won after a tight battle with Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) – both making nearly no mistakes and keeping the rest of the field at a safe distance. Emil Svensk (Sweden) finished third with Martin Regborn (also Sweden) in 4th and Spanish Antonio Martinez Perez (Spain) in 4th.

In the women’s class Maja Alm took revenge after yesterday’s double loss in the Sprint Relay – first losing the sprint to Helena Jansson (Sweden) and then getting disqualified. Today Alm was back on top with a 10 second gap to Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) in second with Lina Strand (Sweden) in third 25 seconds behind. This was a great Swedish day with also a fourth place for Sweden with Karolin Ohlsson.

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World Cup Sprint Women

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Men

1 Yannick Michiels Belgium 12:28 3:11
2 Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 12:30 +0:02 3:12
3 Emil Svensk Sweden 12:49 +0:21 3:17
4 Martin Regborn Sweden 12:50 +0:22 3:17
5 Antonio Martinez Perez Spain 12:53 +0:25 3:18
6 Frederic Tranchand France 12:59 +0:31 3:19
6 Vojtech Kral Czech Republic 12:59 +0:31 3:19
8 Tim Robertson New Zealand 13:03 +0:35 3:20
9 Gustav Bergman Sweden 13:05 +0:37 3:21
10 Olav Lundanes Norway 13:06 +0:38 3:21
11 Jonas Leandersson Sweden 13:09 +0:41 3:22
12 Ruslan Glibov Ukraine 13:11 +0:43 3:22
13 Aleksi Niemi Finland 13:12 +0:44 3:23
14 Florian Howald Switzerland 13:14 +0:46 3:23
15 Kenny Kivikas Estonia 13:16 +0:48 3:24
15 Daniel Hubmann Switzerland 13:16 +0:48 3:24

Women

1 Maja Alm Denmark 12:18 3:37
2 Tove Alexandersson Sweden 12:28 +0:10 3:40
3 Lina Strand Sweden 12:43 +0:25 3:44
4 Karolin Ohlsson Sweden 12:45 +0:27 3:45
5 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 12:47 +0:29 3:45
6 Galina Vinogradova Russian Federation 12:51 +0:33 3:46
6 Natalia Gemperle Russian Federation 12:51 +0:33 3:46
6 Venla Harju Finland 12:51 +0:33 3:46
9 Helena Jansson Sweden 12:53 +0:35 3:47
10 Anastasia Rudnaya Russian Federation 12:54 +0:36 3:47
11 Merja Rantanen Finland 13:00 +0:42 3:49
12 Ida Bobach Denmark 13:02 +0:44 3:50
13 Tessa Strain Great Britain 13:03 +0:45 3:50
14 Elena Roos Switzerland 13:07 +0:49 3:51
15 Sari Anttonen Finland 13:11 +0:53 3:52

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