Junior World Orienteering Championships: Tove’s good race

Posted on | July 11, 2010 | Category: News

The winner on the middle distance at the Junior World Championships in Denmark was the same as last year. Tove Alexandersson just needed some time to get used to the Danish terrain.

-I didn’t think about defending the gold from last year. I just wanted to do a really good race, Tove says.

The young talented Swede didn’t start the middle race on full speed. That was really smart. Even if it was open land in the beginning of the course, it was very tricky with a lot of small knolls and contour details. Several runners lost minutes on the first controls. They ran too fast and suddenly did not know at all where they were.
After the challenging start Tove thinks the course was very easy and she speeded up, but didn’t do mistakes.
-The race was very good. Just like it was at the middle distance at the Junior World Championships last year, she says.

The course passed the arena just before the last loop. Tove had done well, but didn’t hear any results at the arena passage. The Swede from Dalarna just continued with her good racing. In the sprint and on the long distance Tove made several mistakes. She thinks she needed some time to get used to the Danish terrain.

Sweden had an incredible day on the middle distance with four of six medals. Lillian Forsgren was second in women’s class. In the men’s class Jonas Leandersson, bronze medallist from sprint, took silver. Olle Boström took his first individual medal, a bronze, in his last ndividual Junior World Championships race.
Ida Bobach, the winner of the first two races, didn’t take part in the middle distance. She had a little injury and took a day off.
The middle distance final took place in Kollerup, 40 kilometer west of Aalborg in Nordjylland in Denmark.


Photo: Erik Borg
|| Print page ||
  • Search the Website

  • IOF Main Sponsor

    IOF Main Sponsor

    Nokian Tyres

  • IOF Sponsors

    IOF Sponsors

    Siven Sport
    BML Print

  • World Championships

  • World Orienteering Championships 2018
    4-11 August 2018

  • World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018
    4-11 August 2018

  • World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2018
    5-13 August 2018

  • Other Upcoming Events

  • Orienteering World Cup Final 2017
    29 September - 1 October 2017

  • Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 1
    26 November-1 December 2017

  • European Ski Orienteering Championships 2018 and World Cup Round 2
    3-8 February 2018

  • Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships 2018
    3-8 February 2018

  • Ski Orienteering World Cup Round 3
    4-12 March 2018

  • European Orienteering Championships 2018
    5-13 May 2018

  • IOF Partners

  • International Olympic Committee

  • ARISF_logos_05

    Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations

  • International World Games Association

  • International Masters Games Association

  • SportAccord

  • World Anti-Doping Agency

  • International University Sports Federation (FISU)

  • Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)

  • European University Sports Association

  • International School Sport Federation