16 athletes from 9 countries are nominated for the annual poll to find the most impressive achievements in international orienteering. The poll is organized by World of O – the major internet presence for international orienteering news. Voting is open until December 21st.
Winning a Gold medal at the World Championships is always a great achievement – but sometimes winning a Bronze medal can be an even bigger achievement – based on what your starting point was. The stories behind the medals and the great achievements is what makes the sport truly fascinating! In “The Orienteering Achievement of the Year” these stories are highlighted – to make it possible to get a background for the amazing achievements.
Voting is open from December 16th until December 21st using the following links:
In the women's class Ida Bobach (Denmark), Maja Alm (Denmark), Annika Billstam (Sweden), Merja Rantanen (Finland), Mari Fasting (Norway), Galina Vinogradova (Russia), Tove Alexandersson (Sweden) and Nadiya Volynska (Ukraine) are nominated. In the men's class Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland), Lucas Basset (France), Thierry Gueorgiou (France), Olli Ojanaho (Finland), Jonas Leandersson (Sweden), Olle Boström (Sweden), Olav Lundanes (Norway) and Tim Robertson (New Zealand) are nominated.
The international sponsors for the Orienteering Achievement of 2015 are PWT Five Days Toscana (Italy), Andalucia O-Meeting (Spain), Easter 4 (Slovenia), O-Ringen (Sweden), Swiss O-week (Switzerland), Antalya Orienteering Festival (Turkey), Sprint Scotland (Scotland), Suunto Games (Estonia) and OOCup (Slovenia, Italy and Austria). Prizes valued to 5000 Euro are drawn among lucky voters & the ones suggesting nominations.
More info: http://poll.worldofo.com/2015/.
[Press release: Jan Kocbach / World of O]