World MTBO Championships
Junior World MTBO Championships
RAKVERE, LÄÄNE-VIRU COUNTY, ESTONIA
August, 26-31 2013
27.08 Tuesday Sprint (Tapa);
Congratulations to MTBO sprint world champions 27.08.2013 (16:10)
Today was the first day of competition at the World MTBO Championsips in Tapa where athletes competed in the sprint events. Tõnis Erm won the Championships in the men’s class with the time of 19 minutes and 24 seconds. Lauri Malsroos came second with 19 minutes and 45 seconds.
Junior World MTBO Champions in Sprint 27.08.2013 (15:30)
Today was the first day of competition in the World MTB Orienteering Championships. Athletes competed in the sprint event.
The world champion in the women’s junior class is Hanna Saarinen (FIN) with the time of 19 minutes and 44 seconds. Svetlana Poverina (RUS) came second with the time of 19 minutes and 51 seconds and Veronika Kubinova (CZE), with the time of 20 minutes and 31 seconds came third. Saarinen said that she last competed in Estonia in the fall of last year. ’Estonian and Finnish lanscape is quite similar with just a few differences.’ Saarinen also added that the win was a surprise but of course she hoped to finish first. ’The hilly part of the track was quite difficult’, she added and said that she is not promising a win in the upcoming events but said she’ll do her best.
Estonian Daisy Kudre was 14th and her sister Doris Kudre was 17th.
Cedric Beill (FRA) won first place in the men's junior class. Beill finished with 17 minutes and 38 seconds. Vojtech Ludvik (CZE) came second with the time of 18 minutes and 45 seconds. Oskar Sandberg (SWE) came third with 18 minutes and 55 seconds.
Paul Nestor finished as the first Estonian in 17th place with 20 minutes and 52 seconds.
World MTBO Championships have officially started. 26.08.2013 (21:11)
Today (26.08) the official opening ceremony of the WMTBOC was held in Rakvere centre square.
The World Championships were opened by the secretary-general of the Estonian Olympic Committee, Siim Sukles, the International Orienteering Federation vice president Astrid Waaler Kaas, the president of the Estonian Orienteering Federation, Urmas Klaas and the mayor of Rakvere, Toomas Varek.
Waaler Kaas admitted that she has never been to a bike orienteering competition and therefore the Championships are especially interesting for her. Urmas Klaas said that he wishes all the athletes to give their best so they could later be proud of their achievements. Klaas also thanked the Rakvere Orienteering Club who are organizing the competition.
Multiple world champion Michaela Gigon (AUT) hopes to get a medal form tomorrow's sprint competition . „The only title I'm still missing is the sprint world championships title, so tomorrow is a big day,“ said Gigon, who has been to Estonia before. „It is a very beautiful country. Compared to Austria the landscape is a bit flat, I prefer some hills,“ admitted Gigon.
Througout all this week Lääne-Viru county is host to the adult and junior WMTBOC with 261 athletes from 26 different countries participating.
Sprint start lists 26.08.2013 (13:40)
Start list for Sprint distances are available
261 participants from 26 different countries 16.08.2013 (00:02)
The World MTBO Championships held on the last week of August in Lääne-Viru county will host 261 participants from 26 different countries – 97 male and 64 female competitors, and 67 male and 33 female in junior class. The furthest guests are coming from Australia, Japan and United States of America.
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