World Masters Orienteering Championships: Jørgen Mårtensson World Champion again – in M45

Posted on | July 19, 2004 | Category: News

Sweden’s Jørgen Mårtensson, World Champion at classic distance in 1991 and 1995, won gold again in his new class M45 in this year’s World Masters Orienteering Championships held recently in Italy. He previously won as an M40 in New Zealand in 2000.

W35 winner was Brigitte Wolf, Switzerland, currently 12th in the world rankings but now retired from top elite international competition. The silver medal here went to her compatriot Sabrina Meister-Fesseler. Bronze was won by Anna Gornicka-Antonowicz, Poland, who immediately afterwards flew to Denmark to take part in the European Championships, where next day she qualified for the long distance final.

Swedish colours dominated the podium at the WMOC prize-giving ceremony, 12 of the 22 gold medals being won by Swedish runners. The oldest competitor, Erkki Luntamo from Finland, successfully retained his M90 title in good style.

World Masters Orienteering Champions 2004

W35 Brigitte Wolf SUI
W40 Carina Sundbüe SWE
W45 Feoktista Krivousha RUS
W50 Alida Abola LAT
W55 Galina Vershinina RUS
W60 Christina Schedwin SWE
W65 Birgit Lang SWE
W70 Maija-LisaBergström SWE
W75 Gunborg Sundberg SWE
W80 Ingrid Larsson SWE
M35 Jost Hammer SUI
M40 Urs Flühmann SUI
M45 Jørgen Mårtensson SWE
M50 Nikolai Pavlov RUS
M55 Tapio Peippo FIN
M60 Roar Forbord NOR
M65 Rune Carlsson SWE
M70 Harry Söderberg SWE
M75 Lennart Öberg SWE
M80 Tage Johansson SWE
M85 Einar Jading SWE
M90 Erkki Luntamo FIN
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