Daisy Kudre (Estonia) and Jorgen Baklid (Norway) won tough and tricky Middle distance race at the 24th World Ski Orienteering Championships in Kääriku, Otepää, Estonia.
Daisy Kudre won her second gold and third overall medal of the championships. Estonian athlete finished 17 seconds ahead of Anna Magdalena Olsson (Sweden) and 59 seconds of neutral athlete Alena Trapeznikova.
In the men’s class Jorgen Baklid took an early lead and crossed a finish line with a comfortable margin of 1 minute 37 seconds ahead of Markus Lundholm (Sweden) and 1 minute 42 seconds of Nicola Mueller (Switzerland).
It was a first gold medal for Norwegian ski-orienteer at senior level and second overall medal of the championships.
Interview with Middle distance champions:
1. Jorgen Baklid NOR 51:56
2. Markus Lundholm SWE 53:33
3. Nicola Mueller SUI 53:38
4. Audun Heimdal NOR 54:27
5. Linus Rapp SWE 54:36
6. Erik Blomgren SWE 54:45
1. Daisy Kudre EST 50:23
2. Anna Magdalena Olsson SWE 50:40
3. Alena Trapeznikova NEU 51:22
4. Salla Koskela FIN 51:24
5. Tatyana Oborina NEU 52:00
6. Mariya Kechkina NEU 52:47
Results, GPS tracking and replay of web-tv broadcast could be found on Live Orienteering here.
The World Ski Orienteering Championships will end with Sprint Relay on Sunday.
The race starts at 10:55 (EET, UTC +2) and you could follow it live on Live Orienteering.