17/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: long distance qualification ||News||

A big audience witnessed a tough long distance qualification race on Monday in Hungary. The six heat winners were more or less expected: Minna Kauppi FIN, Simone Niggli SUI, Marianne Andersen NOR, Graham Gristwood GBR, Baptiste Rollier SUI and Thierry Gueorgiou FRA. Graham Gristwood’s result was particularly impressive, as he spoke afterwards of two mistakes […]


16/08/2009 || World Orienteering Championships: middle distance qualification ||News||

The first competition of the World Orienteering Championships took place on Sunday morning in the beech-wooded hills near Miskolc, Hungary. Athletes fought in the middle distance qualification for places in the final, which will be held on Wednesday. The fast but tricky and physically tough courses ended in no big surprises, although one familiar name […]


16/08/2009 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: Second victory for Jackson, three Danes in top six ||News||

The mountain bike orienteering world championships ended with long distance race in Israel today. When Adrian Jackson won the men’s race, he and Australia became the only double gold medallists of these competitions: eight gold medals were divided by seven countries in Israel. Ruslan Gritsan from Russia got his third medal of the week, and […]


15/08/2009 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: leading sprint results ||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 […]


14/08/2009 || World MTB Orienteering Championships relay ||News||

Mountain bike orienteers competed in the world championships relay today in Israel. Austria’s Michaela Gigon was the fastest in the women’s class and brought her team to victory: the first ever relay gold for Austria. Switzerland finished 30 seconds later on a second place, and the bronze went to Russia. In the men’s class, Russia […]


11/08/2009 || World MTB Orienteering Championships: Middle distance gold to Finland and Denmark ||News||

The World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships take place in Israel this week. Long distance qualification race was held yesterday, and the finals kicked off today with middle distance competition in Ben Shemen Forest. In the women’s race, Finland’s Marika Hara rode to a clear victory before Michaela Gigon, Austria, who finished second on this same […]


03/08/2009 || Invitation to IOF Trail Orienteering Clinic 21-23 August 2009 ||News||

The IOF Trail Orienteering Commission welcomes you to the Trail-O Clinic held in conjunction with the World Trail Orienteering Championships in Miskolc, Hungary. This technical clinic is open to all interested in the technical setting and solution of trail orienteering control site problems at elite international level. These include, in addition to present and future […]


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