2018 World Orienteering Championships

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2018 World Orienteering Championships
CountryFlag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
Events9
DatesAugust 4–11, 2018 (2018-08-04 2018-08-11)
Website woc2018.lv

The 35th World Orienteering Championships were held in Latvia in August 2018. The hosts were Riga, Sigulda and Turaida.

Contents

Schedule

DateEventLocation
4 AugSprint Riga
5 AugSprint relay Riga
6 AugRest day
7 AugMiddle distance Sigulda
8 AugRest day
9 AugRelay Turaida
10 AugRest day
11 AugLong distance Turaida

Medal Summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)3003
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)23510
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)2204
4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1113
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)1012
6Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0101
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0101
9Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0022
10Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0000
Totals (10 nations)99927

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
Sprint [1] Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)14:05.9Flag of New Zealand.svg  Tim Robertson  (NZL)14:07.0Flag of Switzerland.svg  Andreas Kyburz  (SUI)14:26.0
Middle distance [2] Flag of Norway.svg  Eskil Kinneberg  (NOR)32:59Flag of Switzerland.svg  Daniel Hubmann  (SUI)33:05Flag of Switzerland.svg  Florian Howald  (SUI)33:13
Long distance [3] Flag of Norway.svg  Olav Lundanes  (NOR)1:37:43Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ruslan Glibov  (UKR)1:40:20Flag of Switzerland.svg  Fabian Hertner  (SUI)1:40:47
Relay [4] Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Gaute Hallan Steiwer
Eskil Kinneberg
Magne Dæhli
1:47:26Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Florian Howald
Daniel Hubmann
Matthias Kyburz
1:47:30Flag of France.svg  France
Nicolas Rio
Lucas Basset
Frédéric Tranchand
1:47:36

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
Sprint [5] Flag of Denmark.svg  Maja Alm  (DEN)13:43.1Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)14:00.0Flag of Switzerland.svg  Judith Wyder  (SUI)14:10.3
Middle distance [6] Flag of Russia.svg  Natalia Gemperle  (RUS)32:02Flag of Finland.svg  Marika Teini  (FIN)33:32Flag of France.svg  Isia Basset  (FRA)33:56
Long distance [7] Flag of Sweden.svg  Tove Alexandersson  (SWE)1:14:04Flag of Denmark.svg  Maja Alm  (DEN)1:15:31Flag of Switzerland.svg  Sabine Hauswirth  (SUI)1:16:30
Relay [8] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Elena Roos
Julia Jakob
Judith Wyder
1:45:03Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Helena Bergman
Karolin Ohlsson
Tove Alexandersson
1:45:18Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Anastasia Rudnaya
Tatyana Riabkina
Natalia Gemperle
1:47:20

Mixed

EventGoldSilverBronze
Sprint relay [9] Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tove Alexandersson
Emil Svensk
Jonas Leandersson
Karolin Ohlsson
58:27Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Elena Roos
Florian Howald
Fabian Hertner
Judith Wyder
58:58Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Amanda Falck Weber
Tue Lassen
Jakob Edsen
Maja Alm
59:14

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References

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