“I’m not so happy with gold”

Posted on | February 28, 2007 | Category: News

Tatiana Vlasova won her second gold in 24 hours, but she isn’t entirely happy with the second gold. She wasn’t the first to finish.

– Liisa (Anttila) was faster than me. I wasn’t the first to finish the race and I’m not so happy with this gold, says Tatiana Vlasova.

Liisa, from Finland, finished a good distance ahead of the second placed runner in the women’s class on the long distance that had mass start. It looked like she had taken her second individual gold in her career. Her first gold in ski orienteering was in 1998 in Austria when she won the long distance but the day did not end happily for the 32 year old athlete. She was missing proof of being at one of the controls. She was sure she had been there but neither her stick nor the control unit showed that she had been at the control.

Vlasova saw her just after that control and stated that she had seen Liisa. There was a meeting of the jury but Liisa didn’t receive her fourth gold today. After the individual gold in 1998 she has won a relay gold in orienteering in 2001 and another gold in relay in 2004.

Winner Vlasova performed just as she did on the sprint – no mistakes.

Hannele Valkonen and Marte Reenaas had a hard battle for what looked like the bronze with the Finn the winner. In the end both were awarded a medal.


Tatiana Vlasova (in the middle) won the long distance in front of Hannele Valkonen (left), Finland, and Marte Reenaas, Norway.


Antoniya Grigorova took a good sixth place. The best result for a Bulgarian in some years. She was very happy afterwards.


Liisa Anttila finished in gold position but was missing proof from one control.

|| Print page ||
  • Search

  • IOF Main Sponsor

    IOF Main Sponsor

    Nokian Tyres

  • IOF Sponsors

    IOF Sponsors

    BML Print

  • World Championships

  • World Ski Orienteering Championships 2019
    119-24 March 2019

  • World Trail Orienteering Championships 2019
    23-29 June 2019

  • World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2019
    27 July - 3 August 2019

  • Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2018
    12-17 August 2019

  • Other Upcoming Events

  • Orienteering World Cup Final 2018
    4-7 October 2018

  • South American Orienteering Championships 2018
    7-9 November 2018

  • Asian Orienteering Championships 2018
    23-26 December 2018

  • European Ski Orienteering Championships 2019
    4-11 February 2019

  • IOF Partners

  • International Olympic Committee

  • ARISF_logos_05

    Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations

  • International World Games Association

  • International Masters Games Association

  • Global Association of International Sports Federations

  • World Anti-Doping Agency

  • International University Sports Federation (FISU)

  • Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM)

  • European University Sports Association

  • International School Sport Federation