Junior World Orienteering Championships: Ida wins again

Posted on | July 5, 2010 | Category: News

When the Junior World Championships started on Monday with sprint distance, Ida Bobach won her second individual Junior World Championships gold. The Dane was the favourite from start, and managed her nerves well.

–It was really something special to win on homeground, Ida smiles. This was her first gold in sprint. Last year she won long distance and took a medal in every discipline.

–The gold last year was my first so in that way it was a bit bigger, she says.

Ida took also a medal in Junior World Championships in 2008. So before the last three races this year has she six Junior World Championships medals.

In the preperations for these championship she has done a lot of intervals on fast ground; mostly to be faster to run all kind of distances, but it has been a great advantage for the sprint. As Ida’s goal was to get a medal at these championships, she has already reached it. But it will be a big surprise if this will be her last medal, since she has earlier this year showed incredible strength in forest orienteering in Danish terrain.

Also Ida’s two older brothers, Christian and Søren, have done well at Junior World Championships: Christian got bronze on long distance in Australia in 2007 and Sören won middle distance in 2006 and has got four more medals. Their father, Erik Bobach, tells that the family has participated in several competitions both in Denmark and abroasd when the children were young.

–We had also good trainings in our club in Silkeborg, Erik adds.

Denmark got two golds on the first race at the Junior World Championships, but also Poland had a very good start with two medals: Hanna Wisniewska and Monika Gajda, both Poland, finished second and third in W20.

 

Photo: Erik Borg

The best ladies: Monika Gajda (closest), Poland, Ida Bobach, Denmark, Hanna Wisniewska, Poland, Tereza Novotna, Czech Republic, Stine Bagger Hagner, Denmark, and Tove Alexandersson, Sweden.

 

Photo: Erik Borg

Ida Bobach on the way to a victory.

Leading results:
Women 20

1) Ida Bobach DEN 13:36
2) Hanna Wisniewska POL 14:00
3) Monika Gajda POL 14:03
4) Tereza Novotna CZE 14:09
5) Stine Bagger Hagner DEN 14:11
6) Tove Alexandersson SWE 14:24

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