World Orienteering Championships: Norwegian long distance

Posted on | August 12, 2010 | Category: News

Simone Niggli took her 17th World Orienteering Championships title on a technically demanding long distance course in Trondheim, Norway today. With this victory Niggli proved that she can win her Nordic competitors in any terrain, even on their home ground. Marianne Andersen, Norway, finished second and Emma Claesson, Sweden, third.

In the men’s class it was the host country that celebrated. Olav Lundanes won the tough race before his team mate Anders Nordberg. Thierry Gueorgiou took the bronze to France. This was former Junior World Champion Lundanes’ (22) first medal at the senior World Orienteering Championships.

Leading results

Women
1) Simone Niggli-Luder SUI 72:49
2) Marianne Andersen NOR 75:02
3) Emma Claesson SWE 75:07
4) Helena Jansson SWE 75:38
5) Minna Kauppi FIN 75:48
6) Vroni Koenig-Salmi SUI 78:08

Men
1) Olav Lundanes NOR 92:41
2) Anders Nordberg NOR 93:21
3) Thierry Gueorgiou FRA 96:21
4) Francois Gonon FRA 96:48
5) Marcus Millegård SWE 97:33
6) Scott Fraser GBR 97:36

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