World MTB Orienteering Championships: leading sprint results

Posted on | August 15, 2009 | Category: News

Last year’s sprint world champion Hana Bajtosova (SVK) took a convincing victory in this year’s sprint race with a winning margin of 23 seconds before the middle distance winner Marika Hara from Finland. Michaela Gigon from (AUT) finished third, and has now gold, silver and bronze medals from these competitions.

In the men’s class, Adrian Jackson, AUS, made far less mistakes than on the middle distance and won the race 11 seconds before Lasse Brun Pedersen from Denmark. Reigning long distance world champion Ruslan Gritsan, Russia, got bronze.

Leading results:

Women

1) Hana Bajtosova SVK 22:37
2) Marika Hara FIN 23:00
3) Michaela Gigon AUT 23:34
4) Sonja Zinkl AUT 23:54
5) Anna Kaminska POL 23:55
6) Christine Schaffner SUI 23:56

Men

1) Adrian Jackson AUS 23:19
2) Lasse Brun Pedersen DEN 23:30
3) Ruslan Gritsan RUS 23:56
4) Viktor Korchagin RUS 24:18
5) Beat Schaffner SUI 24:37
6) Jiri Hradil CZE 24:51

The Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships end with long distance race on Saturday. For online results, please visit the organisers’ homepage .

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