Anna Ulvensøen, Norway and Sergei Gorlanov, Russia won today’s Sprint race at the FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships with winning margins of 30 and 3 seconds respectively.
Ulvensøen took a strong lead right from the start and left no chances to beat her to the rivals. A fight for the silver and bronze medals was more intense with only 5 seconds separating second and fourth places.
Estonian Daisy Kudre took silver today, overtaking the Russian Maria Petrushko only by 3 seconds.
In the men’s class first two places went to Russia. Sergei Gorlanov confirmed his championships’ favourite status and won the first gold medal. Vladislav Kiselev started a race slower and was trailing in 4th place, more than 20 seconds behind a leader at the radio control. Kiselev fought back in the last part of the race and finished second, only 3 seconds behind Gorlanov. Jørgen Haugen Madslien, Norway finished only 7 seconds behind Gorlanov, and won bronze.
Women, 4,2 km 8 KP
1. Anna Ulvensøen, NOR 14:48
2. Daisy Kudre, EST 15:18
3. Maria Petrushko, RUS 15:21
4. Marina Viatkina, RUS 15:22
5. Anastasia Neverova, RUS 15:31
6. Evine Westli Andersen, NOR 15:34
6. Hanna Isabel Salen, SWE 15:34
8. Petra Hancova, CZE 15:46
Men, 4,9 km 11 KP
1. Sergei Gorlanov, RUS 14:48
2. Vladislav Kiselev, RUS 14:51
3. Jørgen Haugen Madslien, NOR 14:55
4. Samuli Schroderus, FIN 15:12
5. Jyri Uusitalo, FIN 15:33
6. Sergey Shalin, RUS 15:36
7. Petr Horvat, CZE 16:03
8. Sixten Olof Vilhelm Walheim, SWE 16:03