Tim Robertson (NZL) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) can start the final preparations for the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark in four weeks with lots of confidence.
Their results from this weekend in Sweden have put them in the lead of the World Cup after Round 1 in Borås.
Tim Robertson finished second in both Sprint and Knock-Out Sprint – earning him 160 points, with Kasper Fosser (NOR) – who won the Sprint – just 10 points behind. Matthias Kyburz (SUI) won the Knock-Out Sprint on Saturday and is 5 points further behind.
In the women’s World Cup standings, the lead is huge as Tove Alexandersson won both competitions and scored 200 points.
Fellow Swede Lina Strand has 130 points on second spot and Great Britain’s Megan Carter Davies ran a fabulous Knock-Out Sprint and earned enough points to take third spot with 105 points in total.
In the Team World Cup Sweden has an enormous lead – more than 700 points ahead of Switzerland with Norway on third spot.
The World Cup consists of three rounds in 2022. Next up is EOC in Estonia in the beginning of August and Round 3 takes place in Switzerland in October.
Photo: IOF / William Hollowell