1997 World Orienteering Championships

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1997 World Orienteering Championships
Host city Grimstad
CountryNorway
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The 1997 World Orienteering Championships, the 17th World Orienteering Championships, were held in Grimstad, Norway, 1116 August 1997. [1]

The World Orienteering Championships is an annual orienteering event organized by the International Orienteering Federation. The first World Championships was held in Fiskars, Finland in 1966. They were held biennially up to 2003. Since 2003, competitions have been held annually. Participating nations have to be members of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).

Grimstad Municipality in Aust-Agder, Norway

Grimstad is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It belongs to the geographical region of Sørlandet. The administrative center of the municipality is the town of Grimstad. Some of the villages in Grimstad include Eide, Espenes, Fevik, Fjære, Håbbestad, Hesnes, Homborsund, Jortveit, Kroken, Landvik, Nygrenda, Prestegårdskogen, Reddal, Roresand, Rønnes, Skiftenes, Tjore, Vik, and Østerhus.

The championships had six events; the classic distance (formerly called individual) for men and women, the short distance for men and women, and relays for men and women.

Medalists

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's classic distance [1] Flag of Norway.svg  Petter Thoresen  (NOR)1.40.15Flag of Sweden.svg  Jörgen Mårtensson  (SWE)1.41.58Flag of Norway.svg  Kjetil Bjørlo  (NOR)1.43.04
Women's classic distance [1] Flag of Norway.svg  Hanne Staff  (NOR)1.12.56Flag of Sweden.svg  Katarina Borg  (SWE)1.13.40Flag of Norway.svg  Hanne Sandstad  (NOR)1.14.34
Men's short distance [1] Flag of Finland.svg  Janne Salmi  (FIN)26.05Flag of Finland.svg  Timo Karppinen  (FIN)26.17Flag of Norway.svg  Bjørnar Valstad  (NOR)26.27
Women's short distance [1] Flag of Austria.svg  Lucie Böhm  (AUT)25.15Flag of Norway.svg  Hanne Sandstad  (NOR)25.29Flag of Norway.svg  Hanne Staff  (NOR)
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Marie-Luce Romanens  (SUI)
25.57
Men's relay [1] 4.18.584.19.144.24.27
Women's relay [1] 2.51.412.52.562.56.28

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "World Orienteering Championships 1997". International Orienteering Federation . Retrieved 7 September 2017.