Maja Alm

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Maja Alm
World Orienteering Championships 2010 - middle 07.jpg
Alm at WOC 2010
Personal information
Full name Maja Møller Alm
Born July 10, 1988 (1988-07-10) (age 29)
Simone Niggli and Maja Alm in Stockholm 2010.

Maja Møller Alm (born July 10, 1988) is a Danish orienteering competitor who has won six World Championships. She is especially known for her three gold medals on the sprint distance, where she has won the title three years in a row: 2015, 2016, and 2017. She is also a medalist from the Junior World Championships. Since 2006 she has been coached by Danish national coach Lars Lindstrøm. Alm is remarkable for her dominant running speed, which gives her a great advantage over other competitors at the sprint distance.

Junior career[edit]

She received a silver medal in relay at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Gothenburg in 2008, together with Ida Bobach and Signe Klinting, and received an individual bronze medal in sprint at the 2007 championships in Dubbo.[1][2]

Senior career[edit]

In her early career, she competed for the Danish relay team at the 2007 World Orienteering Championships in Kiev, where the team finished 8th. At the 2008 European Orienteering Championships in Ventspils, the Danish relay team finished 10th. She won a bronze medal at the European Orienteering Championships in Bulgaria in 2010.

In 2015, She won the first of three sprint gold medals in a row at the World Championships. Alm also won the Relay and Sprint Relay in the same year.

In 2017, Alm took her first individual forest medal at the World Championships- a silver in the Classic- behind Swedish runner Tove Alexandersson.

Alm runs for OK Pan Århus, and won the Jukola relay for the club in 2013 aand 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Junior World Orienteering Championships Archived 2007-08-17 at the Wayback Machine. – International Orienteering Federation (Retrieved on July 8, 2008)
  2. ^ "Profile: Maja Alm" – World of O Runners (Retrieved on July 8, 2008)