First WMOC medals decided in the urban Sprint in Sestriere

Posted on | August 6, 2013 | Category: News

The first final of the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2013, Sprint, took place yesterday in Italy at the heart of the Olympic Mountains. The competitors fought over medals in the narrow streets and small parks of Sestriere village located 2000 m above sea level and only 17 km from the French border.

Sweden took 13 medals in total, 8 of which came in the women’s classes. Finland was the second strongest nation with 10 medals followed by Switzerland and Germany with 6 medals.

The Championships will continue tomorrow and Thursday with Long distance qualification races in Sansicario Pariol. The Long distance final will be held in Claviere and Cesana Monti della Luna on Saturday. For complete results and photos from the events, please visit the event website at

Winners, Sprint

M35 Petteri Muukkonen FIN
M40 Manu Mutka FIN
M45 Tsvetan Todorov BUL
M50 Jörgen Mårtensson NOR
M55 Francesco Guglielmetti SUI
M60 Roger Hendrickx BEL
M65 Freddy Sillien BEL
M70 Ernst Odermatt SUI
M75 Hotz Hans SUI
M80 Peo Bengtsson SWE
M85 Robert Mueller SUI
M90 Jakob Hug SUI
M95 Rune Haraldsson SWE

W35 Sarah Rollins GBR
W40 Veronica Minoiu ROU
W45 Sandra Olivier FRA
W50 Monika Ammann SUI
W55 Kati Cejka SUI
W60 Maria Nordwall SWE
W65 Sharon Crawford USA
W70 Torid Kvaal NOR
W75 Eila Pekkarinen FIN
W80 Ebba-Lisa Flygar SWE
W85 Sole Nieminen FIN

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