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Orienteering World Cup Final Sprint Results and Closing Ceremony

World Cup Final Sprint China 2019

By IOF

2019 Orienteering World Cup Final Sprint race took place yesterday (Tuesday 29th October 2019) in Songtang Village, China.

A hugely surprising win by Chinese athlete Shuangyan Hao in the women’s class and an even more surprising third place by Li ZhuoYe (also CHN) in the men’s class was the big headline at the World Cup final Sprint in Songtang, China on Sunday. This was the first ever Sprint World Cup race organised in China, and as expected the Chinese could offer an excellent area for sprint orienteering.

The men’s class was won by Yannick Michiels (BEL), 2 seconds ahead of the third big surprise of the day – French Maxime Raururier, with Li ZhuoYe another three seconds behind. In the women’s class Swiss Simona Aebersold finished 10 seconds behind Hao in second place with Sarah Hagström (SWE) in third. The big favourite in the women’s class, Tove Alexandersson (SWE), did a huge one-minute mistake at the start of the race, and lost the battle against Hao already to control 3.

Read full Sprint race report written by International Orienteering Federation (IOF) here

 

Men Results - Sprint race

Position

Name

Organisation

Time

Diff

Km time

1st

Yannick Michiels

Belgium

15:18

 

3:49

2nd

Maxime Rauturier

France

15:20

+0:02

3:50

3rd

Li ZhuoYe

China

15:23

+0:05

3:50

-----

17th

Ralph Street (GBR)

16:04

+0:46

4:01

23rd

Peter Hodkinson (GBR)

16:12

+0:54

4:03

29th

Jonathan Crickmore (GBR)

16:18

+1:00

4:04

58th

William Gardner (GBR)

17:24

+2:06

4:21

62nd

Chris Smithard (GBR)

17:36

+2:18

4:24

85th

Ben Mitchell (GBR)

19:12

+3:54

4:48

Women Results - Sprint race

Position

Name

Organisation

Time

Diff

Km time

1st

Shuangyan Hao

China

13:18

 

4:09

2nd

Simona Aebersold

Switzerland

13:28

+0:10

4:12

3rd

Sara Hagstrom

Sweden

13:34

+0:16

4:14

-----

30th

Charlotte Ward (GBR)

15:19

+2:01

4:47

31st

Cecilie Andersen (GBR)

15:22

+2:04

4:48

68th

Kirstin Maxwell (GBR)

17:05

+3:47

5:20

Official Results are available here.

Maxime Rauturier (France),  Yannick Michiels (Belguim), Li ZhuoYe (China)
Simona Aebersold (Switzerland), Shuangyan Hao (China), Sara Hagstrom (Sweden)
GB Charlotte Ward
GB Chris Smithard
Peter Hodkinson
Closing Ceremony
GB Team

Photos by IOF

The Closing Ceremony, Awarding Ceremony and Farewell Dinner for the Orienteering World Cup Final 2019 took place last night in Tingyin Lake Square. 

Thank you to the organisers for providing a great world-class orienteering event.

Wishing the GBR team a safe journey home.

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