Swiss athletes best in EYOC Sprint

Biggest winning margin in the 4 Sprint races today was set by the Hungarian W18 runner Rita Maramarosi, who beat the favourite, Eeva Liina Ojanaho from Finland, by 51 seconds. Switzerland leads Finland by 9 points in the European Youth Championships team competition after today’s Sprint race.

Competition was fierce in the streets and parks of Velingrad, Bulgaria for the first race of the three-race EYOC. The 4 classes – M & W 18 and M & W 16 – each had close to 100 competitors, with 32 nations in all being represented.

Hungary won 2 gold medals, Maramarosi being joined by Tamas Felfoldi in M18 who won his race by 33 seconds. The other golds went to Finland (Aapo Virkajarvi, M16 who won by 0.05) and Switzerland (Rahel Good, W16, winning margin 0.15). Finland won most medals today (4), followed by Switzerland (3) Hungary (2) and Czechia, Italy and Slovakia one each.

In the team competition, the best 8 athletes from each nation counted on a points system to the team’s total score. The top three teams are Switzerland (429 points), Finland (420) and Czechia (358).

Full results can be found on IOF Eventor and the event website,

Tomorrow is Long Distance race day, and the Relay is on Sunday.

Medallists, Sprint


  1. Rita Maramarosi HUN 12:31
  2. Eeva Liina Ojanaho FIN 13:22
  3. Elli Punto FIN 13:32


  1. Tamas Felfoldi HUN 12:23
  2. Filip Jancik SVK 12:56
  3. Gratian Boehi SUI 13:03


  1. Rahel Good SUI 12:59
  2. Nesa Schiller SUI 13:14
  3. Silvia Di Stefano ITA 13:17


  1. Aapo Virkajarvi FIN 12:02
  2. Rasmus Toyryla FIN 12:07
  3. Jan Vanicek CZE 12:16

Photo: EYOC 2023 Facebook