Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WMOC 2016: Double victory for Switzerland in the Long Distance



Matthias Kyburz and Sarina Jenzer got the gold in the second day of the 49th World Military Orienteering Championships. In the Team Competition, Switzerland and Russia were the winners.


Following his victory in the Long Distance race of the 49th World Military Orienteering Championships, Matthias Kyburz got his second gold medal in a row. Again a comfortable triumph, fulfilling the 13,1 km of his course in 1:12:05. Frederic Tranchand, France, finished second, with more 3:15 than Kyburz. The Estonian Timo Sild closed the podium, near five minutes after the winner. Sidnaldo Farias de Sousa, Brazil, was the house team's best athlete, finishing 16th in a race that was attended by 144 competitors.

Second placed in the Middle Distance, Sarina Jenzer upgraded her standings and reached a near two-minute victory. The fight for the silver was really tough, with the Austrian Ursula Kadan being second, just one second ahead of the Russian Natalia Efimova, the Middle Distance winner, and six seconds before Yulia Novikova, Russia. The Brazilian Leticia Saltori, performed quite impressively, finishing in the 9th position with more 8:02 than Jenzer.

After the Middle Distance and the Long Distance stages, the Team competition's final standings are known and the Switzerland won the Men competition (4 best in the Middle + 4 best in the Long), before Russia and Poland, second and third placed, respectively. Russia got the win in the Women competition (3 best in the Middle + 3 best in the Long), with Poland being second and Switzerland finishing third. Brazil got the 9th position in the Men competition and reached the 6th place in the Women.


Results

Long Distance

Men
1. Matthias Kyburz (Switzerland) 1:12.05 (+ 00:00)
2. Frederic Tranchand (France) 1:15.20 (+ 03:15)
3. Timo Sild (Estonia) 1:17.04 (+ 04:59)
3. Florian Howald (Switzerland) 1:17.04 (+ 04:59)
5. Leonid Novikov (Russia) 1:18.25 (+ 06:20)
6. Hubmann Martin (Switzerland) 1:18.43 (+ 06:38)

Women
1. Sarina Jenzer (Switzerland) 57:41 (+ 00:00)
2. Ursula Kadan (Austria) 59:38 (+ 01:57)
3. Natalia Efimova (Russia) 59:39 (+ 01:58)
4. Yulia Novikova (Russia) 59:44 (+ 02:03)
5. Elena Roos (Switzerland) 1:01:42 (+ 04:01)
6. Svetlana Mironova (Russia) 1:03:40 (+ 05:59)

Team competition

Men
1. Switzerland 7:35:36 (+ 00:00)
2. Russia 7:41:52 (+ 06:16)
3. Poland 8:16:33 (+ 40:58)

Women
1. Russia 4:37:35 (+ 00:00)
2. Poland 5:08:16 (+ 30:41)
3. Switzerland 5:16:56 (+ 39:21)

[Photo: cism-orienteering.com]

Joaquim Margarido

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