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28/02/2007 || The Russians more professional ||News||

Russia took the four best places in the men’s class on the long distance. The sport is more professional in Russia than anywhere else. – All runners on the elite level are professional, says Eduard Khrennikov. He won his second gold, making his career total 11. He came into the finish waving a Russian flag […]

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28/02/2007 || “I’m not so happy with gold” ||News||

Tatiana Vlasova won her second gold in 24 hours, but she isn’t entirely happy with the second gold. She wasn’t the first to finish. – Liisa (Anttila) was faster than me. I wasn’t the first to finish the race and I’m not so happy with this gold, says Tatiana Vlasova. Liisa, from Finland, finished a […]

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26/02/2007 || Ski Orienteering World Championships: Russian dominance in sprint; favourites take first gold medals ||News||

The first race in this year’s World Championships in Ski Orienteering, the sprint, was won by the two hot favourites for gold in these championships, Tatiana Vlasova and Eduard Khrennikov. Khrennikov’s victory was by an impressive 13 seconds over compatriot Vadim Tolstopyatov, whereas Vlasova won by the narrowest of margins, finishing one second faster than […]

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26/02/2007 || Vlasova’s sixth gold ||News||

Tatiana Vlasova was careful with her orienteering and won the tight drama in the women’s class. There was only seven seconds between the first five. – I am glad I could do it, smiles Vlasova. The 29 year old Russian took her sixth gold at a World Championship in ski orienteering. She really is one […]

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26/02/2007 || Told to win ||News||

Eduard Khrennikov made a marvellous race at the start of the World Championships in Ski Orienteering and took his tenth gold medal. It was as if he was told to win. – My boss said that if I didn’t take gold it wasn’t good. Silver wasn’t interesting, he smiles. The 33 year old Russian now […]

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26/02/2007 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: “Yes, I am a little nervous”, says Eduard Khrennikov ||News||

Eduard Khrennikov has won nine gold in World Championships in Ski Orienteering. Now he is ready for another competition and the body is ready for action. – I feel a little nervous, he smiles. It’s the really important thing that’s at stake now. – Russian Championships and other competitions are training for me. This is […]

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26/02/2007 || Russian Chief Coach: “It’s not good if Russia wins all the medals” ||News||

The Russian Chief Coach, Alexander Bliznevsky, hopes gold will go to a number of nations. He thinks about the sport’s future and has developed a new way of organising ski orienteering that is easy to organise and can be something for the media. – All gold to Russia? No, that’s not good at all. It […]

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26/02/2007 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Not the day to be a tourist ||News||

Eivind Tonna is relaxing on his bed, taking it easy. It’s just hours before the first competition in Russia. Nor is his girlfriend, Hannele Valkonen, using too much energy the day before either. – I would like to do some hard training the day before, but I am not doing very much, says Eivind. The […]

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19/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: Photos from the long distance ||News||

View photos of the medallists and of other successful athletes on the long distance race. The best men on the long distance were Olli-Markus Taivainen (left), Finland, winner Taras Kashchuk, Russia, and Daniel Nordebo, Sweden. Stanimir Belomazhev again had a good race. The Bulgarian was only 11 seconds from a medal. Daniel Nordebo from Sweden […]

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17/02/2007 || Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships: “My best-ever birthday” ||News||

Taras Kashchuk became 19 years old and world champion on the same day. “This is my best-ever birthday”, smiles the Russian. The junior from the Moscow region gained a comfortable victory. 67 seconds was the gap to number two, Olli-Markus Taivainen. “The race was good, but sometimes it was difficult to read the course on […]

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