Sunday, October 16, 2016

WTOC 2016: Sweden



We don't need too many words to highlight the brilliant performance of Sweden in the 13th World Trail Orienteering Championships. Three gold medals (out of five), one silver and one bronze give the perfect image of the Swedish power in Strömstad, in its home country. And if we remember that Martin Fredholm missed the last task of the TrailO Relay, thus losing the silver medal, and Stig Gerdtman stayed 3.5 seconds away from the bronze medal in the PreO, Open Class, then the size of the Swedish domination could have been even greater.

+ Michael Johansson, no doubt. He managed to keep cool head in the decisive stage of PreO competition, recovering the two-point disadvantage for the Russian Pavel Shmatov and reaching the gold for the second time in his career. Gold multiplied by two in the TrailO Relay, although here with a wrong answer in the PreO segment, but without impact on the final result.

- It's hard not to elect Lennart Wahlgren as the weakest link of the the Swedish team. His 14t place in the TempO competition is quite far from what he's able to do.


Results

TempO
Qual Blue
5. Marit Wiksell 209 seconds
15. Erik Stålnacke 308,5 seconds

Qual Red
3. Martin Fredholm 169 seconds
4. Lennart Wahlgren 210 seconds

Final
2. Marit Wiksell 256,5 seconds
10. Martin Fredholm 321 seconds
11. Erik Stålnacke 340,5 seconds
14. Lennart Wahlgren 353 seconds


PreO
Open
1. Martin Fredholm 48 points / 40,5 seconds
4. Stig Gerdtman 47 points / 47,5 seconds
5. Marit Wiksell 47 points / 91 seconds
7. Jens Andersson 47 points / 118,5 seconds

Para
1. Michael Johansson 46 points / 74,5 seconds
3. Ola Jansson 45 points / 44,5 seconds
7. Inga Gunnarsson 41 points / 136,5 seconds
17. Rolf Karlsson 37 points / 196 seconds


TrailO Relay
Open
4. Sweden 221,5 seconds
Marit Wiksell (6 points / 35,5 seconds)
Jens Andersson (7 points / 47,5 seconds)
Martin Fredholm (7 points / 78,5 seconds)

Para
1. Sweden 334,5 seconds
Inga Gunnarsson (7 points / 149 seconds)
Ola Jansson (7 points / 63 seconds)
Michael Johansson (6 points / 62,5 seconds)

Joaquim Margarido

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