Junior World Orienteering Championships
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|Junior World Orienteering Championships|
The Junior World Orienteering Championships (or JWOC) are an orienteering competition held every year. They were first held in 1990. Entry is open to national teams aged 20 and below as of 31 December in the year of competition. Representative countries must be members of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF).
An international junior match was arranged first time in 1983 in Ry, Denmark, and then in 1984 (Hartberg, Austria) and 1985 (Font-Romeau, France). From 1986 (in Pécs, Hungary) the events became the unofficial Junior European Championships, and were held the following years, 1987 (Ambleside, England), 1988 (Eupen, Belgium) and 1989 (Seefeld/Kufstein, Austria). From 1990 (Älvsbyn, Sweden), the competition became official Junior World Orienteering Championships.
Current program includes:
- Individual Sprint Event (Straight Final)
- Individual Middle Distance Event (Consists of a qualifier and ranked finals)
- Individual Long Distance Event (Straight Final)
- Team Relay
Originally JWOC started with an Individual (Classic) competition followed by a relay. The Short Distance Championships were added in 1991, which remained until 2004 where the Short Distance became the Middle Distance, falling into line with the World Orienteering Championships. An unofficial Sprint Race was held in Switzerland in 2005 in conjunction with the PostFinance-Sprint . Shortly following this event the Sprint discipline was added to the program for Lithuania 2006.
This event was called "Classic distance" from 1991 to 2003, and since 2004 it is called "Long distance".
This event was called "Short distance" from 1991 to 2003. Since 2004 it is called "Middle distance".
This event was first held in 2006
|2006||Mikael Kristensson||Patrik Karlsson||Ruslan Glebov||3.2 km, 16 controls|
|2007||Vojtech Kral||Olav Lundanes||Ivan Sirakov||3.25 km, 18 controls|
|2008||Stepan Kodeda||Johan Runesson||Sören Bobach||2.81 km, 16 controls|
|2009||Matthias Kyburz||Milos Nykodym||Martin Hubmann||3.1 km, 24 controls|
|2010||Rasmus Thrane Hansen||Kristian Jones||Vegard Dannielsen||2.65 km, 22 controls|
|2011||Lucas Basset||Andreu Blanes||Florian Howald||
2.9 km, 23 controls
|2012||Gleb Tikhonov||Jan Petrzela||Eskil Kinneberg||2,9 km, 20 controls|
|2013||Florian Schneider||Michal Hubáček||Tim Robertson||2.4 km, 21 controls|
|2014||Tim Robertson||Piotr Parfianowicz||Anton Johansson||3.0 km, 20 controls|
|2015||Tim Robertson||Aleksi Niemi||Algirdas Bartkevicius||2,9 km, 17 controls|
|2016||Joey Hadorn||Thomas Curiger||Isac von Krusenstierna||3.7 km, 19 controls|
|2017||Olli Ojanaho||Tommy Hayes||Joey Hadorn|
|2018||Colin Kolbe||Matthew Fellbaum|| Kasper Fosser
|2006||Ingunn Hultgreen Weltzien||Hanny Allston||Eva Svensson||2.5 km, 13 controls 121 participants|
|2007||Eva Svensson||Sarka Svobodna||Maja Alm||2.7 km, 17 controls|
|2008||Emma Klingenberg||Silje Ekroll Jahren||Jenny Lönnkvist||2.56 km, 13 controls|
|2009||Jenny Lönnkvist||Ida Bobach||Tereza Novotna||2.5 km, 21 controls|
|2010||Ida Bobach||Hanna Wiśniewska||Monika Gajda||2.33 km, 19 controls|
|2011||Ida Bobach||Emma Klingenberg||Tereza Novotná||
2.5 km, 22 controls
|2012||Tove Alexandersson||Emma Klingenberg||Frida Sandberg||2.3 km, 17 controls|
|2013||Heidi Mårtensson||Nicoline Friberg Klysner||Anastasia Denisova||2.1 km, 19 controls|
|2014||Sara Hagstrom||Heidi Mårtensson||Miri Thrane Ødum||2.5 km, 17 controls|
|2015||Simona Aebersold||Heidi Mårtensson||Karoliina Ukskoski||2.4 km, 13 controls|
|2016||Simona Aebersold||Anna Dvorianskaia||Anna Haataja||3.3 km, 16 controls|
|2017||Simona Aebersold||Tereza Janosikova||Linnea Golsater|
|2018||Simona Aebersold||Tereza Janosikova||Csilla Gardonyi|
Updated after JWOC 2018.
|6||Czech Republic (CZE)||16||25||16||57|
|11||New Zealand (NZL)||3||1||1||5|
|Soviet Union (URS)||1||1||0||2|
|19||Great Britain (GBR)||0||2||1||3|
|Totals (28 nations)||202||195||200||597|
The 2006 Junior World Champion in the long distance event for women is Johanna Allston (or Hanny Allston) of Australia. It is the first time in this event that a gold medal has been won by a non-European nation. Since then, Matt Ogden (2012) and Tim Robertson (2014 and 2015), both from New Zealand, are the only non-Europeans to win gold medals at the Junior World Championships.
- World Orienteering Championships
- European Orienteering Championships
- World University Orienteering Championships
- Orienteering World Cup
- "Junior World Orienteering Championships 1990". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Junior World Orienteering Championships 1991". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Junior World Orienteering Championships 2013". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Galkina is nee of Galina Vinogradova.