Press Release Relay


IMG 0792Czech Republic and Finland won the Relay


It was in a festive atmosphere that the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016 came to the end. In Mealhada, with its Urban Park as the epicenter of all emotions, Finland and the Czech Republic got the Relay titles in the Elite classes.
The city of Mealhada hosted the last final of the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016. For an always exciting Relay, lined up a total of 90 teams, fighting for the Elite and Junior world titles and also for the European Youth titles.
In the Men Elite class, the first note of emotion was given by the Portuguese team, thanks to another excellent performance of Davide Machado, in the lead at the end of the first leg. The Finnish Jussi Laurila was fastest in the second leg, now with the Czech Republic at close three seconds. Less than a minute to the lead, France followed in the third position. With an amazing performance in the final leg, Krystof Bogar was able to increase the advantage of the Czech Republic over its most direct rivals, setting it at the end in 1:51 on Russia, second placed. The victory of the Czech team, with a time of 2:05:44, means the recover of the world title that escaped them since 2013. The third place went to France, with 2:07:39, while Austria, World Champion in 2015, concluded in the 6th position, just one second behind Lithuania, after an exciting sprint in which Jonas Maiselis and Andreas Waldmann were the protagonists.
Hara's day

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Press Release Long Distance

DavideFoliforov gets third gold in a row

In a hot afternoon, Anton Foliforov and Emily Benham showed up at their highest level. They were the big winners of the last individual final of the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016, a tough Long Distance that had in Davide Machado's bronze medal a historic moment for Portuguese orienteering.
Entering the final days of the World MTB Orienteering Championships WMTBOC 2016, the city of Águeda hosted the last individual final of the competitive program. With distances of, approximately, 40 km for the Men elite class and 30 km for the Women, the Long Distance was extremely tough from a physical point of view, with climbing quite above the five hundred meters and with temperatures around 35º Celsius.
In the Men Elite class, the Russian Anton Foliforov confirmed the favouritism, reaching his third gold medal in a row and becoming the first athlete to achieve all the individual titles in the same edition of the World Championships. Foliforov, who fulfilled his course in 1:41:10, beating the Czech Krystof Bogar by a narrow margin of 32 seconds, returned to the competition this year after a three years long pause. The third place went to Davide Machado, 44 seconds after the winner, offering Portuguese Orienteering the first medal in its history in Elite competitions.
Third gold for Kubinova

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Press Release Middle Distance

foliforovWMTBOC 2016: Foliforov and Vinogradova got the gold in the Middle Distance

Anton Foliforov and Olga Shipilova Vinogradova, both from Russia, were the winners of the Middle Distance final, in the second day of the World MTB Orienteering Championships 2016. In the younger categories, France deserves to be highlighted for its two gold medals achieved in M20 and W17 classes.

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Course Samples

Upon request we have published course examples on old maps in the competition area.
Please visit the Maps section.

Note: All competitions will be played in new areas. The maps for competitions will be new maps!

Bulletin 4

Bulletin 4 is published.
(Updated 16/07 20h52 GMT on sections 3.7.6 and 3.7.7 Start Procedures)

SIAC rental for free

SI Active Card rental cost has been changed to free.

Non returned SIAC's will have a cost of 80€.

Important notice:

Before the event we will arrange some training possibilities for overseas athletes (maps or training events).
Those interested should contact the organization.

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