World Trail Orienteering Championships: Jana Kostova and Jari Turto are World Champions

Posted on | July 11, 2013 | Category: News


Open Class medallists: Martin Fredholm, SWE, Jari Turto, FIN, and Antti Rusanen, FIN.
Photo: Jukka Liikari

The leaders from Day 1, Jana Kostova (Czech Republic) and Jari Turto (Finland) both managed to keep their leads on Day 2 to be crowned as World Champions. In Kostova’s case it was with an impressive 3-point lead, and for Turto it was a much closer affair with time difference only separating first from second.

The Paralympic class winner had another good day although the day winner was Ivica Bertol, Croatia. Pavel Dudik retained his overnight second place in this class whilst the bronze medal went to the Dane Sören Saxtorph.

In the Open class there was no change in the positions of the first three from Day 1. Jari Turto was ahead of Martin Fredholm, Sweden by 54.5 seconds with the same number of points. Bronze medallist here Antti Rusanen, Finland had one point fewer. The day victory here was a tie between Maria Krog Schulz, Denmark and Lauri Kontkanen, Finland, both with 21 points and 11 seconds on timed controls.

Tomorrow the TempO event, the sprint equivalent in TrailO, will take place – a qualification competition followed by the final. This is the first time that TempO is an integral part of the Championships, with the award of medals. Here there is only one class, as all participants compete under exactly the same conditions.

Leading final results (total points / total time)

Paralympic class

1. Jana Kostova CZE 42 points / 111 seconds

2. Pavel Dudik CZE 39 / 116.5

3. Sören Saxtorph DEN 39 / 211.5

4. Yegor Surkov UKR 38 / 96

5. Matti Mäntyniemi FIN 38 / 205

6. Pavel Shmatov RUS 38 / 235

Open class

1. Jari Turto FIN 44 / 110

2. Martin Fredholm SWE 44/164.5

3. Antti Rusanen FIN 43 / 52.5

4. Lauri Kontkanen FIN 43 / 66

5. Stig Gerdtman SWE 43 / 123.5

6. Tomas Lestinsky CZE 42 / 60.5

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