First World Cup victory ever for Hadorn and fifth this year for Alexandersson

Swiss orienteer Joey Hadorn won his first World Cup race today in the Middle Distance race in Laufen in his home country. In the women’s class, the outstanding Tove Alexandersson has now won all five individual World Cup races this season.

In the men’s class Joey Hadorn was nine seconds faster than his team-mate Daniel Hubmann. Swedish athlete Martin Regborn was third, 37 seconds behind Hadorn.

Tove Alexandersson was 2.36 faster than the young Swiss Simona Aebersold – another emphatic victory. Sabine Hauswirth, also Switzerland, was third, 2.49 behind Alexandersson.

The Swiss team excelled on home soil, with 5 women in the top 8 in the results and 6 men in the top 14.

At the top of the men’s World Cup standings, the two leaders finished one place apart – Olav Lundanes (Norway) fourth and leader Gustav Bergman (Sweden) fifth. This result brings Lundanes up to just 11 points behind Bergman.

Official results are to be found here