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Vroni König-Salmi and Thierry Gueorgiou …


… got nearly to the top in the “Orienteering Achievement of 2008″ – both getting the second place in the women and men category, respectively. Vroni König Salmi had the comeback of 2008 in international orienteering with her silver medal in the WOC 2008 Middle Distance – an achievement valued highly by the orienteering community, giving her 23.7 % of the votes in the womens class. In the mens class, Thierry Gueorgiou shared the second position with 9.9 % of the votes for taking his 5th WOC Middle distance gold medal in six years – defending his title “The King of Middle Distance” yet again.

Tomorrow the winners of the “Orienteering Achievement of 2008″ will be presented, along with their comments to the results. For now, you can reread the interviews with König-Salmi and Gueorgiou here:

  • Interview Vroni König-Salmi. Nominated for comeback of the year with her silver medal in the WOC 2008 Middle Distance – 19 years after her debut in Sweden in 1989.
  • Interview Thierry Guergiou.Nominated for taking his 5th WOC Middle distance gold medal in six years: The King of Middle Distance managed to defend his throne again!
Results – Orienteering Achievement of 2008

2. Thierry Gueorgiou 9.9 %
2. Michal Smola 9.9 %

2. Vroni König-Salmi 23.7 %
3. Anne Margrethe Hausken 18.0 %
Lucky Linkers

At least 29 different web-pages have linked to the poll – spreading it to all of the international orienteering community. The 5 websites winning sponsored ads at World of O and Ultimate Orienteering are presented in an article at Ultimate Orienteering. Thank you to everybody helping to spread the news!

Nominees “The Orienteering Achievement of 2008″


Men Women
Tero Förh, Finland
Francois Gonon, France
Thierry Gueorgiou, France
Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland
Andrey Khramov, Russia
Anders Nordberg, Norway
Michal Smola, Czech Republic
Jamie Stevenson, Great Britain
Dimitry Tsvektov, Russia
Emil Wingsted, Sweden
Marianne Andersen, Norway
Annika Billstam, Sweden
Dana Brožková, Czech Republic
Radka Brožková, Czech Republic
Anne Margrethe Hausken, Norway
Minna Kauppi, Finland
Helena Jansson, Sweden
Vroni König-Salmi, Switzerland
Merja Rantanen, Finland
Signe Søes, Denmark


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