MTB Orienteering World Cup: overall victories for Hara and Laurila

Posted on | September 22, 2012 | Category: News

In the final World Cup standings, Marika Hara and Jussi Laurila of Finland have the highest points scores by big margins – 85 for Hara and 52 for Laurila. Both have shown supremacy in all formats of individual competition this season, not least in the final Long Distance event today.

Christine Schaffner-Räber, Switzerland, is second in the women’s standings and Ksenia Chernykh, Russia, takes third place with just two points more than Susanna Laurila, Finland.

Susanna’s brother Jussi had as his closest challenger Ruslan Gritsan, Russia, who has had a consistently good season and heads the IOF MTB orienteering World Rankings. Samuli Saarela, Finland, is third, again with a two-point margin, in his case ahead of František Bogar, Czech Republic.

The full World Cup standings and IOF World Rankings lists can be found through clicking on ‘World Ranking’ in the menu to the left.

Leading final World Cup standings

Women

  1. Marika Hara FIN 385 points
  2. Christine Schaffner-Räber SUI 300
  3. Ksenia Chernykh RUS 275
  4. Susanna Laurila FIN 273
  5. Maja Rothweiler SUI 258
  6. Ingrid Stengård FIN 256

Men

  1. Jussi Laurila FIN 339
  2. Ruslan Gritsan RUS 287
  3. Samuli Saarela FIN 271
  4. František Bogar CZE 269
  5. Luca Dallavalle ITA 254
  6. Marek Pospišek CZE 253

Leading IOF World Rankings

Women

  1. Christine Schaffner-Räber SUI 7283
  2. Michaela Gigon AUT 7180
  3. Marika Hara FIN 7171

Men

  1. Ruslan Gritsan RUS 7588
  2. Samuli Saarela FIN 7585
  3. Jussi Laurila FIN 7518
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