2016 World Orienteering Championships

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2016 World Orienteering Championships / 2016 World Trail Orienteering Championships
Host city Strömstad/Tanum
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Opening ceremony 20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
Closing ceremony27 August 2016 (2016-08-27)
Website woc2016.se
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The 33rd World Orienteering Championships in conjunction with the 13th World Trail Orienteering Championships was held in Strömstad and Tanum, Sweden. [1]

Strömstad Place in Bohuslän, Sweden

Strömstad is a locality and the seat of Strömstad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 6,288 inhabitants in 2010. For historical reasons, Strömstad is called a city despite its small population.

Tanum Municipality Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Tanum Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Tanumshede, with 1,600 inhabitants.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Results

EventGoldSilverBronze
FootO results
Men's sprint [2] Flag of Sweden.svg  Jerker Lysell  (SWE)14:28.6Flag of Switzerland.svg  Matthias Kyburz  (SUI)14:31.4Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)14:37.2
Women's sprint [3] Flag of Denmark.svg  Maja Alm  (DEN)14:27.9Flag of Switzerland.svg  Judith Wyder  (SUI)14:53.6Flag of Belarus.svg  Anastasia Denisova  (BLR)15:10.6
Mixed sprint relay [4] 52:3552:5153:36
Men's middle distance [5] Flag of Switzerland.svg  Matthias Kyburz  (SUI)37:09Flag of Norway.svg  Olav Lundanes  (NOR)37:23Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)37:32
Women's middle distance [5] Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)33:57Flag of Norway.svg  Heidi Bagstevold  (NOR)34:32Flag of Russia.svg  Natalia Gemperle  (RUS)34:35
Men's long distance [6] Flag of Norway.svg  Olav Lundanes  (NOR)1:33:27Flag of France.svg  Thierry Gueorgiou  (FRA)1:35:13Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)1:35:32
Women's long distance [6] Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)1:26:24Flag of Russia.svg  Natalia Gemperle  (RUS)1:26:50Flag of Norway.svg  Anne Margrethe Hausken  (NOR)1:28:25
Men's relay [7] 1:47:441:49:381:52:23
Women's relay [7] 1:48:211:48:531:49:41
TrailO results
TempO [8] Flag of Norway.svg  Lars Jakob Waaler  (NOR)243.5"Flag of Sweden.svg  Marit Wiksell  (SWE)256.5"Flag of Finland.svg  Pinja Mäkinen  (FIN)262"
PreO Open [9] Flag of Sweden.svg  Martin Fredholm  (SWE)48 pts.
40.5"
Flag of Norway.svg  Martin Jullum  (NOR)47 pts.
34.5"
Flag of Latvia.svg  Janis Rukšans  (LAT)47 pts.
44"
PreO Paralympic [10] Flag of Sweden.svg  Michael Johansson  (SWE)46 pts.
74.5"
Flag of Russia.svg  Pavel Shmatov  (RUS)46 pts.
122"
Flag of Sweden.svg  Ola Jansson  (SWE)45 pts.
44.5"
Relay Open [11] 1'42"3'13"3'33"
Relay Paralympic [12] 5'34.5"6'42"7'03"

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References

  1. Official webpage
  2. "Official results – sprint final".
  3. "Official results – sprint final".
  4. "Official results for Sprint Relay".
  5. 1 2 "Official results for Middle".
  6. 1 2 "Official results for Long".
  7. 1 2 "Official results for Relay".
  8. "Official results for TempO".
  9. "Official results for PreO Open".
  10. "Official results for PreO Paralympic".
  11. "Official results for Relay Open".
  12. "Official results for Relay Paralympic".