EYOC 2017 Slovakia: Maps and Results


Victories went to France (2), Hungary (2), Finland, Switzerland, Poland and Slovakia in the individual races at the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) in Slovakia this weekend. The relays were won by France (2), Switzerland and Finland. EYOC offered very nice competitions in Slovakia in interesting terrain with many contour ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Relay: GPS & Splits Analysis


[Updated with control-by-control analysis towards the bottom of the article] Big mistakes by the men decided the World Orienteering Championships Sprint Relay 2017 – a change compared to earlier editions were there have been small time differences between the top teams on the two men’s legs. Sweden took their first ever ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Relay: Maps and Results


Sweden won the Sprint Relay ahead of Denmark and Switzerland after a strong team performance. Jonas Leandersson opened up a big gap at the third leg after big mistakes by Great Britain and Switzerland, and Helena Jansson could easily run  Sweden to the Gold medal. The big drama happend on the ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Women Analysis: All decision points explained!


Lots of non-optimal routechoices by the top runners made this an extremely interesting sprint. Even if Alm won with 37 seconds, her technical performance had enough holes that three other runners – Natalia Gemperle, Galina Vinogradova and Anastasia Denisova – would have had the possibility to beat Alm’s time with ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Relay Preview – LIVE from 16:05 CET


Denmark is the big favourite – Switzerland and Sweden are the clear medal favourites. Russia and Great Britain have both very strong teams and should also be able to battle for the medals. Read on for a preview of the favourites for WOC 2017 Sprint Relay. Program: Start at 16:05 CET; 17:05 local time. ...

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WOC Sprint 2017: BIG Analysis & Why did Daniel win?


The Tartu World Championships Sprint courses did have several interesting routechoice legs where many athletes lost significant time. Some of them were “traps” specifically made to trick the runners into making mistakes, others were long legs were the runners struggled identifying the right choice under pressure.  None of the top placed athletes ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint: Maps and Results


Maja Alm and Daniel Hubmann took the Gold medals in the World Orienteering Championships Sprint in Tartu, Estonia today. Maja Alm took her third WOC Sprint medal in a row – an incredible impressive performance! Daniel Hubmann won the World Orienteering Championships 6 years ago in Chambery – and was ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Favourite Preview – Final LIVE from 13:41 CET

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[Updated after withdrawal from Alexandersson] The women start from 13:41 CET (14:41 local time) with decisions around 14:40 CET. The men start from 14:51 CET with decisions around 15:50 CET. Read on for a preview of the favourites for WOC 2017 Sprint.  This is an updated version of the article published ahead of ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Qual: Quick Look at Courses


The courses can be characterized as “not too challenging” – but on the other hand this is not unusual for a qualification race – especially when the same arena is used for both qualification and final. As there is no GPS-tracking available from the Sprint Qualification, no full analysis will ...

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WOC 2017 Sprint Qual: Maps and Results


Yannick Michiels (Belgium), Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland), Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland), Maja Alm (Denmark), Galina Vinogradova (Russia) and Cecilie Friberg Klysner (Denmark) were the heat winners when the World Orienteering Championships started with the Sprint Qualification in Tartu, Estonia. All the big pre-favourites performed well. Reigning champion Jerker Lysell who ran his ...

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