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14 August 2014 | in World University Championships, Orienteering

19th WUC Orienteering: Long distance

Gøril Rønning Sund and Frédérick Tranchand dominated the long distance race

OLOMOUC - The long distance race  was the second event of this 19th World University Orienteering Championships 2014. It took place in Nectavské údolí and its surroundings. The organisers prepared very demanding courses with many possible road choices over steep hills and deep valleys with many tough ascents and technical descents. The courses were 12,4 km long for men and 8,3 km for women.


In the women's category, Gøril Rønning Sund won the gold medal. The Norwegian dominated through the whole race and finished ahead of Bettina Aebi from Switzerland. Jana Knapová from the Czech Republic took the third place and won the second bronze medal for the home country. “I am not surprised, that Gøril was so fast uphill – she is ten kilos lighter!“ Jana Knapová said in the finish.


Among men, there was a tough battle until the very end of the race. The best one comes from France and his name is Frédérick Tranchand. He managed to catch Matthias Kyburz on the track and this cooperation lasted to the finish, with the better result for the Frenchman. Matthias took “only” second place. Third medal goes to brother of the silver Swiss, Andreas Kyburz. “When I saw Matthias in front of me at the fifth control, I was really surprised,” winning Tranchand commented.



1. Tranchand Frédéric FRA 79:14

2. Kyburz Matthias SUI 81:03

3. Kyburz Andreas SUI 82:30

4. Andersson Rasmus SWE 84:18

5. Arstad Thomas Natvig NOR 85:45

6. Sjöberg Oskar SWE 86:13


1. Sund Gøril Rønning NOR 68:06

2. Bettina Aebi SUI 72:29

3. Knapová Jana CZE 72:52

4. Myhre Ingjerd NOR 73:40

5. Kadan Ursula AUT 74:25

6. Norrgrann Sara FIN 75:01



Please find complete results and more information about the Championships at http://www.wuoc2014.cz.