Sunday, January 31, 2016

LIOM 2014: Hubmann and Vinogradova took the triumph

Three stages and six different winners for a weekend full of excitement, good Orienteering and lots of fun. Overall, Daniel Hubmann and Galina Vinogradova confirmed their favoritism and were the Lisbon International Orienteering Meeting LIOM 2016's big winners.

The LIOM 2016 its over. Along a nice and warm weekend, almost one thousand participants said “hello” to Orienteering, competing against each other for the best possible result. The event had the organizing signature of CPOC, offering three different stages, in three different distances, spread for three distinct municipalities. It started yesteday with a cool Urban Sprint, in the typical quarter of Alfama, Lisbon, continuing with an Urban Middle Distance at Parque dos Poetas [Poet's Park] in Oeiras and finishing today with a Long Distance at Lagoa de Albufeira, Sesimbra. Both Sprint and Long Distance counted for the IOF World Ranking.

After the two first stages, it was possible to see four distinct athletes winning their courses, both in Men Elite and Women Elite. Daniel Hubmann and Marika Teini took the victory in the Sprint, while the Middle Distance had in Tiago Gingão Leal and Galina Vinogradova the big winners. Overall, Hubmann and Vinogradova followed in the lead in the end of the first day, but the distances to Tiago Gingão Leal and Siri Ulvestad were everything but relaxing.

The last day took the athletes to the South border of Tejo River, for a demanding Long Distance. This was the same terrain where, two years ago, the Qualifications Heats of EOC's Middle Distance and Long Distance took place, opening to Fredrik Bakkman and Catherine Taylor the doors to their bronze medals [in Long Distance]. Both athletes wanted to try again the challenging micro-contours and the toughness of “riding” the sand dunes, doing it in the best way. Bakkman took the winning over Daniel Hubmann by narrow 22 seconds, saying in the end: “It was a really good race and I could push pretty hard. I did some small mistakes but I'm very happy for beating Daniel [Hubmann] which is the first time I did it, I think. That was a big goal for me and I can feel now more confident about my training.” Catherine Taylor also had a good fight against Marika Teini, second, and Galina Vinogradova, third. To the third placed in the IOF World Ranking, “it was so nice to did this first race because I need to regain the rhythm and the routine of the race, to feel people behind me and to deal with the pressure. One get used to do it again and I hope this winning hasn't been the last.”


Urban Middle Distance

Men Elite
1. Tiago Gingão Leal (GD4C) 27:13 (+ 00:00)
2. Daniel Hubmann (KooVee) 27:22 (+ 00:09)
3. Andreas Höye (Fredrikstad SK) 27:31 (+ 00:18)
4. Sergey Popov (Individual RUS) 28:49 (+ 01:36)
5. Tiago Martins Aires (GafanhOri) 29:17 (02:04)

Women Elite
1. Galina Vinogradova (Alfta OSA OK) 26:29 (+ 00:00)
2. Siri Ulvestad (Nydalens SK) 28:00 (+ 01:31)
3. Lone Karin Brochmann (Bækkelagets OK) 28:38 (+ 02:09)
4. Kristine Fjellanger (NTNUI) 29:00 (+ 02:31)
5. Alice Leake (SN) 29:04 (+ 02:35)

WRE Long Distance

Men Elite
1. Fredrik Bakkman (IFK Lidingö SOK) 1:12:35 (+ 00:00)
2. Daniel Hubmann (KooVee) 1:12:57 (+ 00:22)
3. Olli-Markus Taivainen (PelPo) 1:18:52 (+ 06:15)
4. Dave Schorah (DEE) 1:21:00 (+ 08:25)
5. Jo Forseth Indgaar (Frol) 1:21:24 (+ 08:49)

Women Elite
1. Catherine Taylor (OK Linné) 1:05:16 (+ 00:00)
2. Marika Teini (SK Pohjantähti) 1:07:50 ( + 02:34)
3. Galina Vinogradova (Alfta OSA OK) 1:07:58 (+ 02:42)
4. Lone Karin Brochmann (Bækkelagets OK) 1:10:32 (+ 05:16)
5. Kristin Lofgren (Varegg Fleridrett) 1:11:16 (+ 06:00)

LIOM 2016 Overall

Men Elite
1. Daniel Hubmann (KooVee) 2989.49 points
2. Tiago Gingão Leal (GD4C) 2761.89 points
3. Dave Schorah (DEE) 2706.16 points
4. Tiago Martins Aires (GafanhOri) 2660.80 points
5. Miguel Silva (CMo Funchal) 2620.50 points

Women Elite
1. Galina Vinogradova (Alfta OSA OK) 2921.77 points
2. Lone Karin Brochmann (Bækkelagets OK) 2745.66 points
3. Siri Ulvestad (Nydalens SK) 2720,77 points
4. Alice Leake (SN) 2684.67 points
5. Kristine Fjellanger (NTNUI) 2630.11 points

For further information and final results, please see the event's webpage at

Joaquim Margarido

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