Posted on | January 24, 2016 | Category: News
Six of the nine individual races in this season’s Ski Orienteering World Cup have now been held. Tove Alexandersson and Erik Rost of Sweden occupy the top positions after both athletes have enjoyed fantastic results in Germany.
Mariya Kechkina has kept in close touch with Tove Alexandersson in the scoring, having achieved five second places and one first, and is only 13 points behind; this year’s women’s winner will surely be one of these two. There is then a big gap in the women’s list down to a group of athletes with similar scores, so third place overall at the end of the season is still up for grabs.
Erik Rost’s three wins in Germany have given him a comfortable lead of 43 points, with veteran Eduard Khrennikov of Russia, Stanimir Belomazhev from Bulgaria and Lars Moholdt, Norway all skiing consistently well to hold second to fourth places.
At the end of the season it is an athlete’s seven best results from the nine races that will count for the final scores. There is one Sprint, one Middle distance (mass start) and one Long Distance to go; these races are in Austria between 29th February and 4th March.
Leading standings, 24th January
- Tove Alexandersson SWE 323 points
- Mariya Kechkina RUS 310
- Tatyana Oborina RUS 195
- Magdalena Olsson SWE 192
- Polina Frolova RUS 191
- Mira Kaskinen FIN 188
- Erik Rost SWE 305
- Eduard Khrennikov RUS 262
- Stanimir Belomazhev BUL 241
- Lars Moholdt NOR 226
- Ulrik Nordberg SWE 221
- Ville Petteri Saarela FIN 210
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