European Orienteering Champs – Results

Last Week´s European Orienteering Middle Distance Final saw reigning European and World Champion Thierry Gueorgiou (France) take the Gold Medal in the Men´s race just 7 seconds in front of Latvian Martin Sirmais with Valentin Novikov (Russia) a further 7 seconds down in 3rd place. The Women´s Race saw a surprise result as World Champion Simone Luder could only finish 5th after a large mistake at the very 1st control. This left it open for Minna Kauppi (Finland) to become European Champion with a 30 second victory over Marianne Andersen (Norway) with Heli Jukola (Finland) completing the medal winning trio. It was a disappointing day for Great Britain with Oli Johnson and Jenny Whitehead finishing top-Brits both in 29th place. Claire Ward in 32nd, Graham Gristwood in 35th and Jamie Stevenson in 37th also scored World Cup points. Oli Johnson at the spectator control in the Haanja Ski Stadium Full Results   ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–