25/08/2016 || Natalia Gemperle: new name, new medals, big smile ||WOC news||

Natalia Gemperle has made the journalists smile. She has also been smiling a lot herself. The Russian, who is newly married and lives in Switzerland, is really back in business.


25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes: “The dream came true” ||WOC news||

Eight years ago now, Olav Lundanes moved to Halden to try to be one of the world’s best. Four years ago he set himself a special goal. Now the Norwegian has fulfilled it.


25/08/2016 || Olav Lundanes is men’s champion ||WOC news||

Olav Lundanes, Norway ran a superb race today on a very tough course to take victory by the impressive margin of 1.46. The silver medal went to Thierry Gueorgiou and the bronze to Daniel Hubmann – giving the same three medallists as in 2015.


25/08/2016 || WOC Long Distance: Tove Alexandersson again victorious ||WOC news||

The finish to the women’s race was intensely exciting as Tove Alexandersson, Sweden gradually closed on the time of Natalia Gemperle, Russia, and with her trademark strong finish on the last loop finally won by 26 seconds. Bronze medallist is Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg, Norway.


24/08/2016 || WTOC 2016: Jullum and Shmatov lead the PreO ||WOC news||

The beautiful forest of Saltö hosted the PreO competition’s first day. After twenty challenging controls, Martin Jullum and Pavel Shmatov are in the lead of the Open and the Paralympic classes respectively.


23/08/2016 || Tove Alexandersson: “I’ve done everything possible to win” ||WOC news||

She went to to bed at one o’clock the night before her first race at WOC – and that was not because of a party …


23/08/2016 || Emily Kemp: “It’s hard to believe” ||WOC news||

Emily Kemp was just 15 seconds from getting her first WOC medal on the Middle Distance. Her fourth place is a big, big step for the Canadian, but there are still more steps to take.


23/08/2016 || Matthias Kyburz: “something really extra” ||WOC news||

For Matthias Kyburz the gold on the Middle Distance is a result of what has happened during recent months and also during the winter. The Swiss star has been working a lot on some technique that has been missing for a while.


23/08/2016 || Tove Alexandersson wins gold medal with 35 second margin ||WOC news||

At last she has won a World Championships gold medal! Tove Alexandersson had a near-faultless run today on the challenging Middle Distance course at Tanum and beat Heidi Bagstevold, Norway by 35 seconds.


23/08/2016 || Middle Distance: Matthias Kyburz repeats European form for gold ||WOC news||

Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland is the new Middle Distance Champion with Olav Lundanes, Norway in silver medal position and Daniel Hubmann, defending champion, third. Kyburz is also European Champion at this distance.


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