Home / Orienteering News / EOC 2022 Relay: Maps, Results and Analysis

EOC 2022 Relay: Maps, Results and Analysis

map_eoc2022_relay_men_leg1

Sweden won the women’s relay and and Norway won the men’s relay at the European Orienteering Championships (EOC) in Estonia Sunday. Many runners did big mistakes in the tricky terrain, making the relays very interesting for the viewers.

In the women’s class Sweden took a clear victory ahead of Czech Republic, with a close battle for the bronze medal between Norway and Switzerland – which Norway decided towards the end. In the men’s class the relay was tight all the way to the end. Norway opened up a one minute gap at the second leg, and although two Swedish teams and Switzerland had a great chase and got closer halfway through the leg, Norway managed to keep the gap and even increase it towards the end, taking the victory ahead of Sweden 3 and Switzerland.

Women: Race development

Below the race development in the women’s class is shown graphically – showing all common controls with 13 common controls on the first leg and so on. See the first illustration for the favourite teams and the second illustration for the Top 10 finishers.

plot (30)

plot (29)

Finland 1 looked to be on the way to something big with being in the lead after the first leg with their (on paper) weakest runner. However, Marika Teini did a big mistake on the first controls on the second leg, losing more than 5 minutes, and was suddenly out of the battle for the medals. Sweden 1 and Czech Republic 1 did great races on the second leg, and decided the gold and silver medals here – while both Norway 1 and Switzerland 1 got off to a bad start on the first leg, and lost the chance for gold and silver here. See below for the start of the second leg where Teini is compared to Sweden 1 and Czech Republic 1. Both Norway 1 and Switzerland 1 did mistakes on this part of the course on the first leg.

leg_00_.png (1)

With Sweden and Czech Republic clear on the last leg, several other teams fought for the bronze medal, with Norway deciding it on the last leg. The decision happened after Switzerland had opened a gap of more than a minute on Norway – Aebersold clearly running faster than Benjaminsen.  However, Norway had a one minute shorter forking in the end which made it possible to come up to Switzerland and decide the relay (combined with a mistake by Switzerland). This forking with big difference in optimal execution time between the different forking alternatives came very late in the relay, and was arguably the second route planner mistake at this EOC after the problematic forbidden area at the long distance.

leg_00_.png

Men: Race development

Below the race development in the men’s class is shown graphically – showing all common controls with 15 common controls on the first leg and so on. See the first illustration for the favourite teams and the second illustration for the Top 10 finishers.

plot (28)

plot (27)

Several teams – among them Sweden 1 (Ridefelt), Czech Republic 1 and France 1 – lost around 2 minutes or more on the first two controls on the first leg – nearly ruining the chance for a medal already here as it was very difficult to come up to the top teams again as they ran very consistent and good races throughout the relay.

leg_00_.png (2)

Sweden 1 (Regborn) could have managed to get up to the medal battle again with an excellent 2nd leg, but also here Sweden got problems in the start. Norway’s Kasper Fosser decided the race for Norway on this leg by giving last leg runner Eskil Kinneberg a gap which he never gave away.

leg_00_.png (3)

On the last leg Norway’s one minute lead to Sweden 2, Sweden 3 and Switzerland shrunk down to around 40 seconds before increasing again as Kinneberg did a perfect race for most of the course. Sweden 3’s Max Peter Bejmer managed to win the silver medals after a late mistake by Sweden 2’s Emil Svensk, where also Switzerland’s Matthias Kyburz passed by to take the third place and bronze.

leg_00_.png (4)

Maps and GPS-tracking

EOC 2022, Relay Women leg 1 (10.05)

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com
EOC 2022, Relay Women leg 2

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com
EOC 2022, Relay Women leg 3

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com
EOC 2022, Relay Men leg 1 (12.10)

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com
EOC 2022, Relay Men leg 2

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com
EOC 2022, Relay Men leg 3

» See map in omaps.worldofo.com

Results

Results included below show results for all teams for each nation. Note that only the first team for each nation counts in the European Orienteering Championships.

Men

1 Norway 1 1:46:44
1. Magne Daehli 36:39 2 +0:20 36:39 2
2. Kasper Harlem Fosser 34:18 1 1:10:57 1 -1
3. Eskil Kinneberg 35:47 6 +1:44 1:46:44 1 0
2 Sweden 3 1:48:15
1. Viktor Svensk 36:42 3 +0:23 36:42 3
2. Isac von Krusenstierna 35:25 2 +1:07 1:12:07 3 0
3. Max Peter Bejmer 36:08 7 +2:05 1:48:15 2 -1
3 Switzerland 1 1:48:25
1. Daniel Hubmann 37:56 17 +1:37 37:56 17
2. Florian Howald 35:26 3 +1:08 1:13:22 4 -13
3. Matthias Kyburz 35:03 4 +1:00 1:48:25 3 -1
4 Sweden 2 1:48:31
1. Henrik Johannesson 36:19 1 36:19 1
2. Anton Johansson 35:38 4 +1:20 1:11:57 2 +1
3. Emil Svensk 36:34 9 +2:31 1:48:31 4 +2
5 Sweden 1 1:49:49
1. Albin Ridefelt 38:49 22 +2:30 38:49 22
2. Martin Regborn 36:08 5 +1:50 1:14:57 7 -15
3. Gustav Bergman 34:52 2 +0:49 1:49:49 5 -2
6 Finland 1 1:50:20
1. Elias Kuukka 38:14 18 +1:55 38:14 18
2. Olli Ojanaho 37:12 7 +2:54 1:15:26 10 -8
3. Miika Kirmula 34:54 3 +0:51 1:50:20 6 -4
7 Estonia 1 1:50:27
1. Kristo Heinmann 39:00 26 +2:41 39:00 26
2. Lauri Sild 37:24 10 +3:06 1:16:24 13 -13
3. Kenny Kivikas 34:03 1 1:50:27 7 -6
8 France 1 1:50:46
1. Loic Capbern 37:52 16 +1:33 37:52 16
2. Quentin Moulet 37:42 11 +3:24 1:15:34 11 -5
3. Mathieu Perrin 35:12 5 +1:09 1:50:46 8 -3
9 Poland 1 1:54:07
1. Wojciech Kowalski 36:47 6 +0:28 36:47 6
2. Bartosz Pawlak 39:32 20 +5:14 1:16:19 12 +6
3. Michal Olejnik 37:48 15 +3:45 1:54:07 9 -3
10 Finland 2 1:54:45
1. Aaro Aho 37:31 11 +1:12 37:31 11
2. Topi Syrjalainen 37:22 9 +3:04 1:14:53 5 -6
3. Eetu Savolainen 39:52 20 +5:49 1:54:45 10 +5

 

Women

1 Sweden 1 1:49:18
1. Lina Strand 38:48 4 +0:53 38:48 4
2. Sara Hagstrom 36:08 1 1:14:56 1 -3
3. Tove Alexandersson 34:22 1 1:49:18 1 0
2 Czechia 1 1:54:28
1. Vendula Horcickova 39:06 12 +1:11 39:06 12
2. Adela Finstrlova 36:50 2 +0:42 1:15:56 2 -10
3. Tereza Janosikova 38:32 11 +4:10 1:54:28 2 0
3 Norway 1 1:55:32
1. Ane Dyrkorn 41:54 18 +3:59 41:54 18
2. Marie Olaussen 39:03 5 +2:55 1:20:57 7 -11
3. Andrine Benjaminsen 34:35 2 +0:13 1:55:32 3 -4
4 Switzerland 1 1:56:21
1. Sarina Kyburz 40:10 15 +2:15 40:10 15
2. Elena Roos 40:50 8 +4:42 1:21:00 8 -7
3. Simona Aebersold 35:21 4 +0:59 1:56:21 4 -4
5 Finland 2 1:58:27
1. Ida Haapala 38:59 9 +1:04 38:59 9
2. Enni Jalava 40:02 7 +3:54 1:19:01 3 -6
3. Anu Tuomisto 39:26 15 +5:04 1:58:27 5 +2
6 Finland 1 1:58:51
1. Miia Niittynen 37:55 1 37:55 1
2. Marika Teini 44:44 19 +8:36 1:22:39 11 +10
3. Venla Harju 36:12 5 +1:50 1:58:51 6 -5
7 Norway 2 1:59:23
1. Tone Bergerud Lye 38:05 2 +0:10 38:05 2
2. Ingrid Lundanes 41:57 13 +5:49 1:20:02 5 +3
3. Victoria Haestad Bjornstad 39:21 14 +4:59 1:59:23 7 +2
8 Sweden 2 2:00:03
1. Lisa Risby 46:33 28 +8:38 46:33 28
2. Johanna Oberg 38:34 4 +2:26 1:25:07 14 -14
3. Sanna Fast 34:56 3 +0:34 2:00:03 8 -6
9 Estonia 1 2:02:48
1. Marianne Haug 43:43 21 +5:48 43:43 21
2. Eleri Hirv 42:52 15 +6:44 1:26:35 20 -1
3. Evely Kaasiku 36:13 6 +1:51 2:02:48 9 -11
10 Denmark 1 2:02:49
1. Malin Agervig Kristiansson 38:06 3 +0:11 38:06 3
2. Cecilie Friberg Klysner 41:31 10 +5:23 1:19:37 4 +1
3. Miri Thrane Oedum 43:12 19 +8:50 2:02:49 10 +6

 

About Jan Kocbach

Jan Kocbach is the founder of WorldofO.com - taking care of everything from site development to writing articles, photography and analysis.

Check Also

map_women

JWOC 2022: Maps and Results Sprint Relay and Sprint

Norway won the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Sprint Relay ahead of Hungary and Czech ...

4 comments

  1. route planner mistakes can happen, even in more developet O-countries… but why does the IOF not closer control in such an important race…?

  2. Terje Wiig Mathisen

    To me it looked like the late unfair fork in the ladies last leg was paired with a similar fork on control 5: I.e. Abersold gained the lead on the first fork, then lost it again on the last.
    I do agree that it is better the way the men did it, with equal courses on the last part of the last leg.

    • Yes, I am quite sure it is paired, but that doesn’t help much when you introduce this big time differences between forkings very, very late in the race.

      • Lars Lindstrøm

        Jan >> You are right, no teams had the E-G combination on the last leg (xBA on winsplits), but some teams (Denmark included) had the D-I combination (xAC).