Sunday, March 02, 2014

POM 2014: Thierry Gueorgiou and Simone Niggli reinforce the leadership

With the victories of Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgiou in today's stage, came to the end the first half of the Portugal O 'Meeting 2014. In the stage of Trail orienteering, Julio Guerra and Remo Madella were the big winners.

Unsurprisingly, so we can classify the victories of Thierry Gueorgiou (Kalevan Rasti) and Simone Niggli (OK Tisaren) in the second stage of the Portugal O 'Meeting 2014 held this morning in Arcozelo da Serra, in the municipality of Gouveia. The two athletes have an impressive series of victories in the most important Portuguese event, having given today a giant step for the achievement of the fourth POM, in the case of Thierry Gueorgiou and the sixth POM (fifth in a row) for Simone Niggli .

On a physical and technical demanding course, Thierry Gueorgiou was better than anyone else, winning with a time of 35:55. His teammate, the Czech Jan Prochazka, was second with more 2:25 while the third position was to the Spanish Andreu Blanes (Colivenc), 3:03 behind Gueorgiou. Antonio Martínez (Colivenc) was another Spanish athlete achieving a great result, getting the fifth position with a record of 40:23. In the Women Elite class, Simone Niggli won with a time of 40:19, while the Swedish Maria Magnusson (Sävedalens AIK) and the Finnish Outi Ojanen (Kangasala SK) were second and third, respectively, 2:13 and 2:37 behind the winner.

Remo Madella and Julio Guerra , the most precise

The Portugal O 'Meeting 2014 continued during the afternoon with the Trail orienteering course. Scoring for the TrailO Portugal Cup, the course was held at Nossa Senhora dos Verdes Park and was attended by all the top Portuguese athletes and also some reputed foreigners, cases of the Dutch Mark Heikoop, 5th place in WTOC 2012 and the winner of the POM 2013's TrailO stage, and the Italian Remo Madella (REM). And it was the last one the winner in the Open Class, with 17/19 points. The British Charles Bromley-Gardner (SLOW) finished in the second place with 16/19 points , as many as the portuguese João Pedro Valente (CPOC), ranked third. In the Paralympic Class, Júlio Guerra (DAHP) would confirm his appetite by Gouveia terrains, winning with a 'score' of 13/19 points, against 10/19 points of Claudio Poiares (CRN) and 9/19 of Ricardo Pinto (DAHP) .

One last word to the Urban Night Sprint, held in the early evening yesterday and, having in the Lithuanian Arturs Paulins (IGTISA) and in the Canadian Emily Kemp (PFU) the big winners, ahead of the Spanish Antonio Martinez and the French Lauriane Beauvisage (PFU), respectively.


Men Super Elite
1. Thierry Gueorgiou (Kalevan Rasti) 35:55
2. Jan Prochazka (Kalevan Rasti) 38:20 (+2:25)
3. Andreu Blanes (Colivenc) 38:58 (+3:03)
4. Hannu Airila (Kalevan Rasti) 39:23 (+3:28)
5. Antonio Martinez (Colivenc) 40:23 (+4:28)
6. Severi Kymäläinen (Tampereen Pyrinto) 40:34 (+4:39)
7. Jussi Suna (TuMe) 40:46 (+4:51)
8. Julian Dent (IFK Lidingö) 41:05 (+5:10)
9. Jonas Vytautas Gvildys (IGTISA) 41:30 (+5:35)
10. Jan Petrzela (OK Kare) 41:42 (+5:47)

Women Elite
1. Simone Niggli (OK Tisaren) 40:19
2. Maria Magnusson (Sävedalens AIK) 42:32 (+1:13)
3. Outi Ojanen (Kangasala SK) 42:56 (+2:37)
4. Henna-Riika Haikonen (AnttU) 43:16 (+2:57)
5. Emily Kemp (PFU) 43:38 (+3:19)
6. Anna Nähri (IFK Göteborg) 44:30 (+4:11)
7. Karoliina Sundberg (Lynx) 44:41 (4:22)
8. Lisa Risby (OK Kare) 45:03 (+4:44)
9. Ulrika Uotila (Koovee) 46:52 (+6:33)
10. Kristin Lofgren (Varegg) 47:01 (+6:42)

Results and all the information at

Joaquim Margarido

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