WOC 2010 - Middle Final


Minna Kauppi

WOC 2010 Middle Final

Yesterday saw the Middle Distance Final of the 2010 World Orienteering Championships.

The women's race was very close with Minna Kauppi taking victory from Simone Niggli. Simone made a directional error on the last loop after the arena. Marriane Andersen took third. Her third medal of the week so far.

1 Minna Kauppi FIN 30:01
2 Simone Niggli SUI 30:21
3 Marianne Andersen NOR 30:57

32 Sarah Rollins GBR 38:30
39 Rachael Elder GBR 39:25

The men's race was taken by the young Norwegian Carl Waaler Kaas. He was 1 second ahead of Peter Öberg before the last loop which made for a very exciting exciting race. Öberg took second with a top run with fresh legs.

1 Carl Waaler Kaas NOR 30:33
2 Peter Öberg SWE 30:40
3 Daniel Hubmann SUI 31:12
3 Thierry Gueorgiou FRA 31:12

13 Graham Gristwood GBR 32:56
26 Matthew Crane GBR 36:11
36 Matthew Speake GBR 38:25

Graham Gristwood ran a very good race with a time close to the leaders. Matt Speake and Minna Kauppi produced the most entertaining interviews of the day.


Today brings the Relay competition. Anything can happen!


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