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WOC 2021 Sprint Relay: Maps and Results

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Sweden won the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Sprint Relay for the third time in a row after a fantastic start by Tove Alexandersson. The Swedish team ran an excellent relay alone in the lead, increasing the speed leg by leg with Emil Svensk and Gustav Bergman increasing the lead to a minute – and Sara Hagström finishing to a safe victory.

Norway took silver after very strong two last legs by Kasper Fosser and Andrine Benjaminsen – in the end only 26 seconds behind Sweden after Hagström took it easy towards the end. Switzerland was gold favourite along with Sweden, but did not manage to keep Norway behind – losing silver in the sprint towards the last controls.

Denmark finished 4th – for the first time outside the medals. Host nation Czech Republic missed out from the medals and finished 5th.

Maps and GPS-tracking

WOC 2021 Sprint Relay 1

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WOC 2021 Sprint Relay 2

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WOC 2021 Sprint Relay 3

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WOC 2021 Sprint Relay 4

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Results

1 Sweden 1:02:19
1. Tove Alexandersson 15:03 1 15:03 1
2. Emil Svensk 15:46 2 +0:03 30:49 1 0 0:00
3. Gustav Bergman 15:46 4 +0:44 46:35 1 0 0:00
4. Sara Hagstrom 15:44 5 +0:48 1:02:19 1 0 0:00
2 Norway 1:02:45 +0:26
1. Victoria Haestad Bjornstad 16:04 6 +1:01 16:04 6 +1:01
2. Audun Heimdal 16:43 9 +1:00 32:47 7 +1 +1:58 +0:57
3. Kasper Harlem Fosser 15:02 1 47:49 3 -4 +1:14 -0:44
4. Andrine Benjaminsen 14:56 1 1:02:45 2 -1 +0:26 -0:48
3 Swizerland 1:02:48 +0:29
1. Simona Aebersold 15:22 2 +0:19 15:22 2 +0:19
2. Joey Hadorn 15:58 4 +0:15 31:20 2 0 +0:31 +0:12
3. Martin Hubmann 16:10 7 +1:08 47:30 2 0 +0:55 +0:24
4. Elena Roos 15:18 3 +0:22 1:02:48 3 +1 +0:29 -0:26
4 Denmark 1:03:34 +1:15
1. Cecilie Friberg Klysner 16:17 8 +1:14 16:17 8 +1:14
2. Soren Thrane Odum 16:04 5 +0:21 32:21 4 -4 +1:32 +0:18
3. Jakob Edsen 15:56 5 +0:54 48:17 7 +3 +1:42 +0:10
4. Maja Alm 15:17 2 +0:21 1:03:34 4 -3 +1:15 -0:27
5 Czech Republic 1:03:50 +1:31
1. Jana Knapova 16:00 3 +0:57 16:00 3 +0:57
2. Milos Nykodym 16:24 6 +0:41 32:24 5 +2 +1:35 +0:38
3. Vojtech Kral 15:43 3 +0:41 48:07 5 0 +1:32 -0:03
4. Tereza Janosikova 15:43 4 +0:47 1:03:50 5 0 +1:31 -0:01
6 United Kingdom 1:03:52 +1:33
1. Alice Leake 16:18 9 +1:15 16:18 9 +1:15
2. Ralph Street 15:43 1 32:01 3 -6 +1:12 -0:03
3. Peter Hodkinson 16:00 6 +0:58 48:01 4 +1 +1:26 +0:14
4. Megan Carter Davies 15:51 6 +0:55 1:03:52 6 +2 +1:33 +0:07
7 Finland 1:05:14 +2:55
1. Veera Klemettinen 16:15 7 +1:12 16:15 7 +1:12
2. Akseli Ruohola 16:25 7 +0:42 32:40 6 -1 +1:51 +0:39
3. Aleksi Niemi 15:36 2 +0:34 48:16 6 0 +1:41 -0:10
4. Maija Sianoja 16:58 9 +2:02 1:05:14 7 +1 +2:55 +1:14
8 France 1:06:36 +4:17
1. Isia Basset 16:03 4 +1:00 16:03 4 +1:00
2. Maxime Rauturier 17:14 16 +1:31 33:17 10 +6 +2:28 +1:28
3. Lucas Basset 16:10 7 +1:08 49:27 8 -2 +2:52 +0:24
4. Cecile Calandry 17:09 11 +2:13 1:06:36 8 0 +4:17 +1:25
9 Poland 1:07:13 +4:54
1. Hanna Wisniewska 16:44 11 +1:41 16:44 11 +1:41
2. Michal Olejnik 16:58 11 +1:15 33:42 11 0 +2:53 +1:12
3. Fryderyk Pryjma 16:49 11 +1:47 50:31 11 0 +3:56 +1:03
4. Aleksandra Hornik 16:42 8 +1:46 1:07:13 9 -2 +4:54 +0:58
10 Austria 1:07:50 +5:31
1. Anna Nilsson Simkovics 17:11 14 +2:08 17:11 14 +2:08
2. Matthias Reiner 17:10 15 +1:27 34:21 16 +2 +3:32 +1:24
3. Robert Merl 16:30 9 +1:28 50:51 14 -2 +4:16 +0:44
4. Laura Ramstein 16:59 10 +2:03 1:07:50 10 -4 +5:31 +1:15

 

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3 comments

  1. What has happened to the swiss sprint team in the six weeks since EOC on home turf?
    A swiss failure in sprint relay usually spells silver, but not even that today. And yesterday no medals at all…

    Gotta give the czech coarse setters and map makers a big tribute for making the two sprint races really interesting and challenging. Especially comparing the sprint relay with the one at EOC, which was a mere running competition without any really decisive route choices or any tricky orienteering.

    • But we still had the same scenario as before – one team far ahead of all the others – so not really exciting to watch on TV – for a “normal” viewer… I also think the TV production should avoid using GPS tracking in a small area with many controls and/or people running in all directions. It is totally confusing for the “normal” viewer. The TV commentators always have to explain “the mess”, and I don’t think that is the purpose of the tracking.

      • Switzerland didn’t reach their usual potential, Denmark doesn’t have the same power anymore, and Maja Alm didn’t have optimal preparations. Also had expected more from Czech republic on home ground…
        But yeah I totally agree, better GPS sequences is essential to make the sport more understandable and attractive to people who are not already into it.

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