08/07/2011 || This gold will be remembered ||Arena||

The Finn Topias Tiainen, new Junior World Champion on middle distance, thinks the moment of victory became even bigger when there were three people sharing the gold. “Now this will be something that will be remembered”, Topias says. The 20-year-old Finn from Kangasala, just 20 kilometres from Tampere,  is taking part in his first Junior […]


08/07/2011 || Austrian gold medalist well prepared ||Arena||

The first ever Austrian Junior World Orienteering Champion Robert Merl is known for performing best when it really counts. Middle distance final was so far his best day at these Championships. “Why I am doing well? I have done regular training since I was 13 years old and seriously since I was 15–16 years old”, […]


08/07/2011 || A great race for the Klingenberg sisters ||Arena||

The Danish women are very impressive. On the middle distance there were two sisters among the best four. “There is not that many orienteers in Denmark, but it’s a good environment and there is others to learn from”, say the 19-year-old Emma and 17-year-old Ita Klingenberg. The sisters gave each other a big hug at […]


08/07/2011 || Successful “Olympic Games for Czech Children” ||Arena||

Altogether 4300 participants from 20 different sports and 14 different Czech regions took part in “the 5th Summer Olympic Games for Czech Children” multisport event in Olomouc. For the first time also orienteering was included in these Games and IOF Senior Vice President, Marcel Schiess, was witnessing the event. 54 girls and 54 boys of […]


07/07/2011 || Junior World Orienteering Championships – historical middle distance ||News||

Third gold for Ida Bobach in these championships – and three gold medals in the junior men’s class! It was an incredible middle distance at the Junior World Championships today.


07/07/2011 || Wonderful with championships on home ground ||Arena||

Rafael Podzinski enjoys being on home ground and hope for strong legs on the middle final. The Polish is ready for being one of the very best. “When I think about the home audience with a lot of friends and other people I get energy”, says Rafael. He was fifth in his heat in the […]


07/07/2011 || Young talent from New Zealand ||Arena||

Before today’s middle distance final only one person from New Zealand has done better than Angela Simpson in Junior World Championships. Tania Robinson was fifth in the 1992 Junior World Championships short distance. “It was exiting and big to be sixth on the sprint”, Angela says. She even made some mistakes in the sprint. “With […]


06/07/2011 || Junior World Orienteering Championships – a good day for Sweden’s women ||News||

Sweden took top position in all 3 women’s heats in the middle distance qualification races held in Poland today. Double gold medallist Ida Bobach was placed second in her heat, 5 seconds slower than winner Linnea Martinsson.


05/07/2011 || Almost like at home ||Arena||

Photo: Erik Borg Ida Bobach achieved yet another victory in the long distance race in Poland. Now she has reached the goal of having ten Junior World Championships medals, a new record. “But I will not stop now. I will try my best to get more”, she promises. Ida was more than a minute faster […]


05/07/2011 || A surprised winner ||Arena||

Yngve Skogstad won by more than a minute in the long distance. Norwegian Yngve Skogstad was somewhat surprised to win the long distance at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Poland. He really had not dreamt about being a junior world champion. “I have never before been at the level of the very best in […]


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