2009 World Orienteering Championships

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2009 World Orienteering Championships
Host city Miskolc
CountryHungary
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The 2009 World Orienteering Championships, the 26th World Orienteering Championships, were held in Miskolc, Hungary, 16 23 August 2009. [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).

Miskolc City with county rights in Northern Hungary, Hungary

Miskolc (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmiʃkolt͡s] is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.

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The championships had eight events; sprint for men and women, middle distance for men and women, long distance (formerly called individual or classic distance) for men and women, and relays for men and women.

Medalists

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's sprint [1] Flag of Russia.svg  Andrey Khramov  (RUS)15:10.6Flag of Switzerland.svg  Fabian Hertner  (SUI)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)
Women's sprint [1] Flag of Sweden.svg  Helena Jansson  (SWE)15:07.8Flag of Sweden.svg  Linnea Gustafsson  (SWE)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Simone Niggli-Luder  (SUI)
Men's middle distance [1] Flag of France.svg  Thierry Gueorgiou  (FRA)37:14Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Matthias Merz  (SUI)
Women's middle distance [1] Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Dana Brozkova  (CZE)37:09Flag of Norway.svg  Marianne Andersen  (NOR)Flag of Switzerland.svg  Simone Niggli-Luder  (SUI)
Men's long distance [1] Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)1:36:21Flag of France.svg  Thierry Gueorgiou  (FRA)Flag of Italy.svg  Michael Mamleev  (ITA)
Women's long distance [1] Flag of Switzerland.svg  Simone Niggli-Luder  (SUI)1:17:26Flag of Norway.svg  Marianne Andersen  (NOR)Flag of Finland.svg  Minna Kauppi  (FIN)
Men's relay [1] 2:22:48
Women's relay [1] 2:13:10

2009 WOC injury

Nordberg, Smola, and Gueorgiou finishing the race after aiding Johansson Team Fairplay.jpg
Nordberg, Smola, and Gueorgiou finishing the race after aiding Johansson

An incident occurred during the last leg of the men's relay which involved four of the leading teams. Sweden's Martin Johansson got seriously injured, and three of the other runners stopped for helping, calling for an ambulance and carrying him out of the wood.

Martin Johansson (orienteer, born 1984) Swedish ski orienteer

Martin Johansson is a Swedish orienteering, ski-orienteering and cross-country skiing competitor, medallist from the orienteering world championships, and a 2004 Junior World Champion in relay. He received bronze medals in sprint at the World Orienteering Championships in Kiev in 2007 and in Olomouc in 2008. His brother, Lars, is a member of the Rockford Icehogs

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "World Orienteering Championships 2009". International Orienteering Federation . Retrieved 10 September 2017.