09/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: “This gold was ours” ||News||

Finland and Sweden were the strongest in the World Ski Orienteering Championships relays in Japan on Sunday. The blizzard of Saturday had passed and the weather was sunny but windy. Pristine new snow challenged the teams’ skills in choosing the right skis and waxing. Finland, with the team Teemu Köngäs, Matti Keskinarkaus and Staffan Tunis, […]


08/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Finland and Sweden win relays ||News||

Finland ended Russia’s 11-year dominance of the men’s world championships relay in Rusutsu, Japan today. Russia took silver and Sweden bronze. In the women’s class, Sweden got their first gold medal in these championships when Helene Söderlund finished exactly one minute before Russia’s Tatiana Vlasova. Czech Republic got bronze. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Photo: Paula Lehtomäki […]


07/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Photos from middle distance ||News||

Olli-Markus Taivainen made no mistakes on the middle distance. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Staffan Tunis was satisfied with the silver medal. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Matti Keskinarkaus had chosen the wrong pair of skis, but fought his way to a third place finish. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Defending world champion Tatiana Vlasova took a convincing victory on middle […]


07/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Finnish men dominate middle distance ||News||

All the medals went to Finland in the men’s middle distance race in the World Ski Orienteering Championships today. Olli-Markus Taivainen, not satisfied with the silver and bronze medals he had won in the previous races, won the gold by 37 seconds from his more experienced compatriot Staffan Tunis, with Matti Keskinarkaus taking third place […]


07/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Middle distance – victories for Taivainen and Vlasova ||News||

The young super-talent Olli-Markus Taivainen and the manifold and defending World Champion Tatiana Vlasova won the middle distance competitions at the World Ski Orienteering Championships in Rusutsu, Japan today. The weather conditions during the race were adverse. A blizzard broke out just before the start of the races, and many competitors had difficulty orienteering in […]


05/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Photos from long distance ||News||

Anastasia Kravchenko, junior world champion three years ago, now winner of long distance at Ski WOC. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Andrei Lamov determined to win again. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Barbora Chudikova was the big surprise of the day. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Eduard Khrennikov on second place – only 9 seconds from his 16th gold medal. Photo: […]


05/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Double gold for Russia – and Lamov ||News||

Andrei Lamov, Russia, won his second gold medal in two days at the World Ski Orienteering Championships today. In the mass-start long distance race he beat his compatriot, multi gold medallist and defending champion Eduard Khrennikov, by just 9 seconds after almost 90 minutes of intense skiing in the Japanese hills. Bronze medallist, a further […]


05/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Kravchenko had no idea she was leading ||News||

Russian athletes Andrei Lamov and Anastasia Kravchenko were the fittest on the physically very demanding long distance race in Rusutsu earlier today. In the women’s race, Anastasia Kravchenko became the surprised gold medallist. She made a flawless race so focused on her own performance, that she did not notice she was in the lead until […]


04/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Photos and leading results from the sprint ||News||

Andrei Lamov on the way to his first World Championships gold. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki World Champion Hannele Tonna made no mistakes in the sprint. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Four-fold Junior World Champion Olli-Markus Taivainen got silver in Japan. Photo: Paula Lehtomäki Ski-O Tour winner Helene Söderlund was fast even today: sprint silver for the Swede. Photo: […]


04/03/2009 || World Ski Orienteering Championships: Two new world champions ||News||

The sprint distance opened the World Championships in Ski Orienteering in Rusutsu, Hokkaido, Japan today. Ski orienteering got two new world champions as Hannele Tonna, Finland and Andrei Lamov, Russia won the women’s and men’s races respectively. The conditions on the northernmost island of Japan were perfect for the event. Clear sky, sunshine, crisp air […]


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