Swedish dominance in European Trail Orienteering Championships

Posted on | May 21, 2012 | Category: News

After a couple of more quiet years the Swedish trail orienteers showed at the home championships that they have not disappeared anywhere; quite on the contrary! They grabbed five of the six individual medals, and, of course, won the Team European Championhips gold as well.

In the open class six athletes had all answers correct after two days. Fastest of them was the young Swedish star Marit Wiksell, silver medalist from two years ago, before Lars Jakob Waaler from Norway. Jens Andersson finished third.

In paralympic class defending European Champion Ola Jansson was in his own class with his flawless result. His team mates Michael Johansson and Rolf Karlsson won the other medals.

The trail orienteers now continue to Scotland, where the World Trail Orienteering Championships take place 6-9 June 2012.

European Trail Orienteering Championships, leading results

Open class

1) Marit Wiksell SWE, points 44, time 26 s
2) Lars Jakob Waaler NOR 44/39
3) Jens Andersson SWE 44/42
4) Stig Gerdtman SWE 44/55
5) Antti Rusanen FIN 44/55,5
6) Martin Fredholm SWE 44/58

Paralympic class

1) Ola Jansson SWE points 44 / time 69,5 s
2) Michael Johansson SWE 42/41
3) Rolf Karlsson SWE 42/122,5
4) Inga Gunnarsson SWE 40/73
5) Ivica Bertol CRO 40/74
6) Knut Terje Ovesen NOR 40/77

Team competition
1) Sweden 66/51 (Stig Gerdtman, Martin Fredholm, Michael Johansson)
2) Finland 63/60,5 (Antti Rusanen, Lauri Kontkanen, Pekka Seppä)
3) Denmark 63/147,5 (Vibeke Vogelius, Sören Saxtorph, Maria Krog Schulz)

For full results, please visit the organisers’ results page.

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