JWOC Long Distance: golds to Finland and Switzerland

Posted on | July 11, 2016 | Category: Arena, News

Joey Hadorn, Switzerland heading for his second gold medal

Anna Haataja, Finland won the women’s race after finishing third in the Sprint and Joey Hadorn, Switzerland took his second gold of the Championships, in a gruelling Long Distance race at Val Müstair today.

This was one step up for Haataja, who took the silver medal in the equivalent race last year in Norway. She won by 1.50 ahead of the Swiss athlete Valerie Aebischer, with another Swiss, Sofie Bachmann taking the bronze a further 1.03 slower. Norway scored well with four athletes in the top eleven on the 6.5 km course with 310 m climb. Yesterday’s winner Simona Aebersold finished twelfth.

LD podium 11-7-16

Women’s podium, Long Distance                                                     Photos: Erik Borg

The men’s race over 8.8 km with 450 m climb was an exact repeat, in terms of medals, of yesterday’s Sprint! The Swiss gold and silver medalists, who finished 0.51 apart, both improved immensely on last year when they were 52nd and 47th respectively. Last year’s silver medalist, Simon Hector from Sweden, finished fourth today.

Tuesday is a well-deserved rest day, and competition resumes on Wednesday morning with the Middle Qualification heats.

Leading results, Long Distance

Women

  1. Anna Haataja FIN 57:37
  2. Valerie Aebischer SUI 59:27
  3. Sofie Bachmann SUI 1:00:31
  4. Anine Lome NOR 1:02:09
  5. Paula Gross SUI 1:03:50
  6. Leenukka Hanhijarvi FIN 1:04:28

Men

  1. Joey Hadorn SUI 1:05:01
  2. Thomas Curiger SUI 1:05:53
  3. Isac von Krusenstierna SWE 1:07:05
  4. Simon Hector SWE 1:08:04
  5. Matous Furst CZE 1:08:08
  6. Dag Blandkjenn NOR 1:11:28
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