Junior World MTB Orienteering Championships: A birthday to remember

Posted on | June 26, 2009 | Category: News

Kevin Haselsberger is improving by the day. In the sprint the Austrian finished 21st, in the middle distance 4th, only 35 seconds from bronze, and now on long distance, on his 20th birthday, he won the gold medal with an impressive winning margin of over a minute. It was a birthday Kevin won’t soon forget: this was the first ever medal for him – and for Austria – in Junior World MTB Orienteering Championships.

In the women’s class, Finland took a double victory after Susanna Laurila’s and Kaisu Yli-Peltola’s good races. The bronze medallist, Michaela Maresova from Czech Republic, could not challenge the Finns: the gap between second and third place was more than four minutes.

Leading results:

Women 20

1) Susanna Laurila FIN 1:17:20

2) Kaisu Yli-Peltola FIN 1:18:10

3) Michaela Maresova CZE 1:22:22

4) Svetlana Poverina RUS 1:24:33

5) Emely Benham GBR 1:24:59

6) Corinne Hess SUI 1:26:15

Men 20

1) Kevin Haselsberger AUT 1:28:02

2) Maciej Gromadka POL 1:29:21

3) Frantisek Bogár CZE 1:31:21

4) Hans Jørgen Kvåle NOR 1:33:13

5) Vojtech Stránsky CZE 1:34:04

6) Erik Blomgren SWE 1:34:33

Women 21 / European Championships

1) Nadiya Mikryukova RUS 1:32:03

2) Sonja Zinkl AUT 1:34:06

3) Michaela Gigon AUT 1:35:04

4) Ingrid Stengård FIN 1:36:14

5) Maret Vaher EST 1:37:15

6) Ksenia Chernykh RUS 1:37:23

Men 21 / European Championships

1) Lasse Brun Pedersen DEN 1:40:37

2) Erik Skovgaard Knudsen DEN 1:42:50

3) Juho Saarinen FIN 1:45:35

4) Jiri Hradil CZE 1:46:17

5) Torbjørn Gasbjerg DEN 1:46:25

6) Victor Korchagin RUS 1:46:41

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