Tomas Löfgren

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Tomas Löfgren
Medal record
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Men's ski orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Östersund Middle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2004 Östersund Long
World Cup
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006 Overall WC

Tomas Löfgren is a world champion Swedish ski-orienteering competitor.

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Sweden, formal name: 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 Strait. 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. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

Ski-orienteering winter sport combining the events of cross-country skiing and orienteering

Ski orienteering (SkiO) is a cross-country skiing endurance winter racing sport and one of the four orienteering disciplines recognized by the IOF. A successful ski orienteer combines high physical endurance, strength and excellent technical skiing skills with the ability to navigate and make the best route choices while skiing at a high speed.

Ski orienteering

He competed at the 2004 World Ski Orienteering Championships in Åsarna/Östersund, where he received a gold medal in the middle distance, and a silver medal in the long course behind Eduard Khrennikov. [1] He finished 6th in the sprint, and 4th in the relay event with the Swedish team.

The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.

Eduard Khrennikov Russian ski orienteer

Eduard Alexandrovich Khrennikov is a Russian ski-orienteering competitor and world champion, and three times winner of the overall World cup. He received a gold medal in the long course at the 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Ski Orienteering Championships, in the middle distance in 2002 and 2007, and in sprint in 2004 and 2007. He won the overall World Cup in Ski Orienteering in 2000, 2003 and 2006, and finished 3rd in 2001. Khrennikov by winning the middle distance at the 2017 Winter Military World Games in Sochi, Russia won his fifth medal in this competition. He continued winning three more gold medals there.

At the World Cup in Ski Orienteering in 2006 Löfgren finished overall second, behind winner Eduard Khrennikov. [2]

World Cup in Ski Orienteering international ski orienteering competition during the northern hemisphere winter

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References

  1. World Ski Orienteering Championships Archived 2007-06-17 at Archive.today International Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on 24 October 2008)
  2. World Cup in Ski Orienteering Archived 2009-06-09 at Archive.today International Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on 24 October 2008)