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World Games 2017: Maps and Results

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[With race development graphs] Jerker Lysell (SWE) and Maja Alm (DEN) won the Sprint, Matthias Kyburz (SUI) and Helena Jansson (SWE) won the Middle distance and Denmark won the Sprint Relay at World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Although some of the biggest stars were absent at World Games 2017, the competition was excellent, and all winners did great performances. Read more about each of the races below.

Sprint

Men: Lysell wins – Michiel takes Silver for Belgium

In the men’s class Sweden’s Jerker Lysell climbed two steps up on the podium compared to the Bronze medal at WOC in Estonia a few weeks ago. Yannick Michiels was one of the big favourites at WOC but failed there – now at World Games in Poland Michiels could put Belgium on the map with a silver medal – only 2 seconds behind Lysell.  Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) was less than a second away from the Bronze medal at WOC in Estonia – this time the Swiss runner had the seconds on his side and took the Bronze medal just ahead of Ruslan Glibov of Ukraine.

The below race graph shows the battle for the top positions at the men’s World Games sprint. The battle for Gold was a very tight one between Lysell and Michiels – Lysell was however ahead throughout nearly all of the course after Michiels had a significant time loss to the 4th control. Glibov had a clear bronze position throughout most of the race, but lost to Matthias Kyburz towards the very end of the course.

The Gold medalist from WOC in Estonia, Daniel Hubmann, did not compete at World Games. Silver medalist from WOC Frederic Tranchand did not have a good race and finished in 8th place 31 seconds behind Lysell.

Women: Alm again shows her class

Maja Alm again showed that she is close to unbeatable in the Sprint discipline – partly due to her higher running speed and partly due to excellent orienteering skills. Alm recently ran 3000 meter in 9.05, and aims to run the Olympics in athletics for Denmark in 2020. In second place in the women’s sprint was Elena Roos (Switzerland). Roos has many results in the Top 6 from earlier – and it was very nice to see the Swiss get a medal at World Games this year.Lina Strand (Sweden) followed in 3rd. Strand has been on the podium three times in the World Cup.

Galina Vinogradova and Anastasia Denisova were in Silver and Bronze position a few controls before the finish, but made mistakes towards the end of the course which cost them the medals. Sabine Hauswirth was also in medal position towards the end of the race, but lost too much time. The below splits graph shows the race development – and also how much faster Alm was than everybody else.

The silver and bronze medalists from WOC in Estonia, Natalia Gemperle and Galina Vinogradova finished in 8th and 4th, respectively.

Maps

World Games Sprint Men 2017

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World Games Sprint Women 2017

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Results

Men

1 Jerker Lysell Sweden 14:40 3:19
2 Yannick Michiels Belgium 14:42 +0:02 3:20
3 Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 14:57 +0:16 3:23
4 Ruslan Glibov Ukraine 14:58 +0:18 3:24
5 Martin Regborn Sweden 15:10 +0:29 3:26
6 Soren Bobach Denmark 15:11 +0:30 3:27
7 Ralph Street Great Britain 15:11 +0:31 3:27
8 Frederic Tranchand France 15:11 +0:31 3:27
9 Vojtech Kral Czech Republic 15:19 +0:38 3:28
10 Florian Howald Switzerland 15:22 +0:42 3:29
11 Andreu Blanes Spain 15:29 +0:49 3:31
12 Peter Hodkinson Great Britain 15:31 +0:50 3:31
13 Andreas Hougaard Boesen Denmark 15:33 +0:53 3:32
14 Robert Merl Austria 15:36 +0:55 3:32
15 Tim Robertson New Zealand 15:37 +0:57 3:32
16 Fabian Hertner Switzerland 15:37 +0:57 3:32
17 Lucas Basset France 15:39 +0:58 3:33
18 Gustav Bergman Sweden 15:41 +1:00 3:33
19 Hakon Jarvis Westergard Norway 15:41 +1:01 3:33
20 Andrey Khramov Russia 15:43 +1:02 3:34

Women

1 Maja Alm Denmark 13:59 3:40
2 Elena Roos Switzerland 14:32 +0:33 3:49
3 Lina Strand Sweden 14:39 +0:40 3:51
4 Galina Vinogradova Russia 14:39 +0:40 3:51
5 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 14:45 +0:45 3:52
6 Helena Jansson Sweden 14:51 +0:52 3:54
7 Anastasia Denisova Belarus 14:52 +0:53 3:54
8 Natalia Gemperle Russia 14:54 +0:54 3:55
9 Cecilie Friberg Klysner Denmark 14:54 +0:55 3:55
10 Ida Marie Naess Bjoergul Norway 15:07 +1:08 3:58
11 Laura Robertson New Zealand 15:09 +1:09 3:59
12 Sari Anttonen Finland 15:18 +1:19 4:01
13 Ursula Kadan Austria 15:28 +1:28 4:04
14 Marika Teini Finland 15:30 +1:31 4:04
15 Aleksandra Hornik Poland 15:31 +1:32 4:05
16 Tereza Janosikova Czech Republic 15:36 +1:36 4:06
17 Megan Carter Davies Great Britain 15:36 +1:37 4:06
18 Andrine Benjaminsen Norway 15:39 +1:39 4:07
19 Fanni Gyurko Hungary 15:58 +1:59 4:12
20 Virag Weiler Hungary 15:59 +1:59 4:12

Middle

Men

Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) won 38 seconds ahead of Florian Howald (Switzerland) with Vojtech Kral (Czech Republic) in 3rd at 1:15. It was very nice to see Czech Kral take a medal after many Top 10 races the past years. Kyburz and Howald finished 10th and 7th at WOC Middle in Estonia, respectively.

Matthias Kyburz won the race due to higher speed than the competition – even a one minute mistake at the 20th control (see the race graph below) was not enough for the competitors to beat the fast Swiss runner. This year’s silver medalist from WOC Sprint, Frederic Tranchand, was on his way to taking a medal before he did a mistake of more than a minute at control 26. Gustav Bergman was the only runner who had the same speed as Kyburz, but notably the Swede was caught by Kyburz with 2 minutes.

The Gold medalist from WOC Middle in Estonia, Thierry Gueorgiou did not participate in World Games. Silver and Bronze medalists from WOC Middle, Fabian Hertner and Oleksandr Kratov, finished in 16th and 6th place, respectively.

Women

Helena Jansson (Sweden) won the women’s Middle distance only 3 seconds ahead of Natalia Gemperle (Russia) with Sabine Hauswirth (Switzerland) in 3rd at 1:10. Jansson, Gemperle and Hauswirth finished 6th, 7th and 14th at WOC Middle in Estonia, respectively.

Looking at the race graph below, it is evident that Sabine Hauswirth was on the way towards victory before she made a nearly 2 minute mistake at control 10. The Swiss did however manage to run a relatively good race from there to the finish, and saved a medal. Meanwhile Helena Jansson and Natalia Gemperle had a very tight battle for the win – Gemperle being equal two controls before the finish, but losing a few seconds towards the very end. Denmark’s Cecilie Friberg Klysner was in bronze position until she made a mistake at the 13th control – very nice to see Denmark have another medal candidate in the individual races.

None of the medalists from WOC Middle in Estonia participated at the World Games; Tove Alexandersson (Sweden), Marianne Andersen (Norway) and Venla Harju (Finland). Note that another of the favourites, Maja Alm (Denmark), did not run the Middle distance in order to rest for the Sprint Relay (were she crushed everybody).

Maps

World Games Middle Men 2017

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World Games Middle Women 2017

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Results

Men

1 Matthias Kyburz Switzerland 34:05 5:18
2 Florian Howald Switzerland 34:43 +0:38 5:24
3 Vojtech Kral Czech Republic 35:20 +1:15 5:30
4 Gernot Kerschbaumer Austria 35:50 +1:45 5:34
5 Frederic Tranchand France 35:56 +1:51 5:35
6 Oleksandr Kratov Ukraine 36:07 +2:02 5:37
6 Gustav Bergman Sweden 36:07 +2:02 5:37
8 Ruslan Glibov Ukraine 36:10 +2:05 5:38
9 Soren Bobach Denmark 36:30 +2:25 5:41
10 Dmitry Tsvetkov Russia 36:52 +2:47 5:44
11 Jerker Lysell Sweden 37:00 +2:55 5:45
12 Lucas Basset France 37:05 +3:00 5:46
13 Andreas Hougaard Boesen Denmark 37:26 +3:21 5:49
14 Ralph Street Great Britain 37:27 +3:22 5:50
15 Andrey Khramov Russia 37:43 +3:38 5:52
16 Fabian Hertner Switzerland 37:54 +3:49 5:54
17 Jan Petrzela Czech Republic 37:58 +3:53 5:54
18 Bartosz Pawlak Poland 38:11 +4:06 5:56
19 Jon Aukrust Osmoen Norway 38:16 +4:11 5:57
20 Hakon Jarvis Westergard Norway 38:30 +4:25 5:59

Women

1 Helena Jansson Sweden 34:44 6:43
2 Natalia Gemperle Russia 34:47 +0:03 6:44
3 Sabine Hauswirth Switzerland 35:54 +1:10 6:57
4 Cecilie Friberg Klysner Denmark 36:25 +1:41 7:03
5 Ida Marie Naess Bjoergul Norway 36:34 +1:50 7:05
6 Sari Anttonen Finland 36:55 +2:11 7:09
7 Marika Teini Finland 37:13 +2:29 7:12
8 Ursula Kadan Austria 37:29 +2:45 7:15
9 Nadiya Volynska Ukraine 37:31 +2:47 7:16
10 Elena Roos Switzerland 38:54 +4:10 7:32
11 Lina Strand Sweden 39:03 +4:19 7:34
12 Emily Kemp Canada 39:04 +4:20 7:34
13 Tessa Strain Great Britain 39:10 +4:26 7:35
14 Anastasia Denisova Belarus 39:30 +4:46 7:39
15 Inga Dambe Latvia 39:31 +4:47 7:39
16 Galina Vinogradova Russia 39:37 +4:53 7:40
16 Andrine Benjaminsen Norway 39:37 +4:53 7:40
18 Isia Basset France 39:52 +5:08 7:43
19 Susen Loesch Germany 40:02 +5:18 7:45
20 Annika Rihma Estonia 40:21 +5:37 7:49

Sprint Relay

Denmark won the Sprint Relay 26 seconds ahead of Switzerland with Russia another 14 seconds behind and Sweden at safe distance at 1:16. Denmark has been the strongest team in the Sprint Relay the last seasons, but lost the most important Sprint Relay of the year to Sweden at the World Championships in Estonia. At World Games Denmark was back on the top again after a very strong last leg by Maja Alm. Alm caught Swiss Sabine Hauswirth with 31 seconds on the last leg, after a combination of higher speed and some bad routechoices by the Swiss runner. Also very important for the victory at this Sprint Relay was Denmark’s Søren Bobach who got Denmark close to the lead after an excellent 3rd leg.

Maps

World Games Sprint Relay leg 1 - 2017

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World Games Sprint Relay leg 2 - 2017

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World Games Sprint Relay leg 3 - 2017

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World Games Sprint Relay leg 4 - 2017

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Results

1 Denmark 1:02:57
1. Cecilie Friberg Klysner 16:23 6 16:23 6
2. Andreas Hougaard Boesen 15:43 9 32:06 6 0
3. Soren Bobach 15:28 4 47:34 4 -2
4. Maja Alm 15:23 1 1:02:57 1 -3
2 Switzerland 1:03:23 +0:26
1. Elena Roos 16:21 3 16:21 3
2. Florian Howald 15:27 2 31:48 2 -1
3. Matthias Kyburz 15:15 3 47:03 1 -1
4. Sabine Hauswirth 16:20 3 1:03:23 2 +1 +0:26
3 Russia 1:03:37 +0:40
1. Natalia Gemperle 16:18 2 16:18 2
2. Dmitry Tsvetkov 15:32 5 31:50 3 +1
3. Andrey Khramov 15:39 6 47:29 3 0
4. Galina Vinogradova 16:08 2 1:03:37 3 0 +0:40
4 Sweden 1:04:13 +1:16
1. Lina Strand 16:12 1 16:12 1
2. Martin Regborn 15:34 7 31:46 1 0
3. Jerker Lysell 15:50 9 47:36 5 +4
4. Helena Jansson 16:37 5 1:04:13 4 -1 +1:16
5 Great Britain 1:04:18 +1:21
1. Tessa Strain 16:37 7 16:37 7
2. Peter Hodkinson 15:30 3 32:07 7 0
3. Ralph Street 15:14 2 47:21 2 -5
4. Megan Carter Davies 16:57 8 1:04:18 5 +3 +1:21
6 Czech Republic 1:05:20 +2:23
1. Denisa Kosova 17:22 11 17:22 11
2. Jan Petrzela 15:55 13 33:17 12 +1
3. Vojtech Kral 15:07 1 48:24 7 -5
4. Tereza Janosikova 16:56 7 1:05:20 6 -1 +2:23
7 Poland 1:05:21 +2:24
1. Weronika Cych 17:28 12 17:28 12
2. Piotr Parfianowicz 15:30 3 32:58 10 -2
3. Bartosz Pawlak 15:42 7 48:40 10 0
4. Aleksandra Hornik 16:41 6 1:05:21 7 -3 +2:24
8 Finland 1:05:33 +2:36
1. Sari Anttonen 16:21 3 16:21 3
2. Jesse Laukkarinen 15:43 9 32:04 5 +2
3. Elias Kuukka 15:48 8 47:52 6 +1
4. Marika Teini 17:41 11 1:05:33 8 +2 +2:36
9 Ukraine 1:06:06 +3:09
1. Kateryna Dzema 17:29 13 17:29 13
2. Oleksandr Kratov 15:32 5 33:01 11 -2
3. Ruslan Glibov 15:31 5 48:32 9 -2
4. Nadiya Volynska 17:34 10 1:06:06 9 0 +3:09
10 Austria 1:06:32 +3:35
1. Ursula Kadan 16:22 5 16:22 5
2. Robert Merl 15:50 11 32:12 8 +3
3. Gernot Kerschbaumer 16:17 11 48:29 8 0
4. Laura Ramstein 18:03 13 1:06:32 10 +2 +3:35

 

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2 comments

  1. “The Gold and Silver medalists from WOC Middle in Estonia, Thierry Gueorgiou and Fabian Hertner, did not participate in World Games.”

    In the results:
    16 Fabian Hertner Switzerland 37:54 +3:49 5:54

    It wasn’t a good race, but Hertner was there…

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