JWOC Relay: favourites take gold medals

Posted on | July 10, 2015 | Category: News

Sweden’s women and Finland’s men took the golds in the final race of the Junior World Orienteering Championships, the Relay, at Rauland, Norway today.

The women’s race was at times a dramatic affair with the lead changing hands several times before the race was decided. Norway 2 led the race at the two change-overs, and Switzerland was contending strongly for the lead at one point before Sara Hagström, Sweden, anchored her team home in convincing fashion for a clear victory by 2.47. Switzerland edged ahead of Norway by 5 seconds to take the silver medals.

In the men’s race, Finland led throughout and finished 1.23 ahead of Norway, with Olli Ojanaho bringing his team to the finish with a final lead of 1.23. In a close-fought race between the two, Norway took the silver medals and Sweden the bronze.

Leading results

Women

  1. Sweden (Andrea Svensson, Johanna Oberg, Sara Hagström) 1:44:17
  2. Switzerland (Sofie Bachmann, Simona Aebersold, Sandrine Mueller) 1:47:04
  3. Norway (Heidi Mårtensson, Tonja Vassend, Marie Olaussen) 1:47:09
  4. Finland 1:49:57
  5. Poland 1:51:55
  6. Denmark 1:55:07

Men

  1. Finland (Topi Raitanen, Aleksi Niemi, Olli Ojanaho) 1:36:39
  2. Norway (Hakon Christiansen, Anders Felde Olaussen, Markus Holter) 1:38:02
  3. Sweden (Emil Granqvist, Erik Andersson, Simon Hector) 1:38:21
  4. France 1:43:30
  5. Austria 1:44:07
  6. Switzerland 1:44:21

 

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