The World Games 2005 Duisburg: Six World Champions and 16 nations qualified for the orienteering events

Posted on | September 27, 2004 | Category: News

Six new World Champions and a total of sixteen nations have qualified for participation in the two orienteering races included in the World Games programme.

The winners of the individual World Orienteering Championships races, i.e. Simone Niggli-Luder (SUI), Karolina A. Hojsgaard (SWE), Hanne Staff (NOR), Niklas Jonasson (SWE), Bjornar Valstad (NOR) and Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA) have got a personal place.

The sixteen qualified nations are Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.

Twelve of the nations have qualified for participation in the mixed team relay, i.e. Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Orienteering is entitled to enter a total of 80 runners, 40 men and 40 women. The remaining three vacancies (1 woman and 2 men) will be allocated to the federations by 1 November 2004.

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