Matthias Merz

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Matthias Merz
World Orienteering Championships 2007 - long distance 03.jpg
Matthias Merz. From the World Orienteering Championships 2007 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Medal record
Competitor for   Switzerland
Men's Orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Kiev Long
Gold medal – first place 2009 Miskolc Relay
Silver medal – second place 2007 Kiev Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lausanne Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lausanne Long
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Aichi Relay
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Olomouc Relay
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Miskolc Middle
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Trondheim Relay
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2008 WC Overall
Bronze medal – third place 2011 WC Overall
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Primorsko Relay
Silver medal – second place 2008 Ventspils Relay
Silver medal – second place 2010 Primorsko Middle
Silver medal – second place 2012 Falun Long
Nordic Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bornholm Long
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bornholm Sprint
Gold medal – first place 2007 Bornholm Relay
Junior World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Alicante Relay
Gold medal – first place 2003 Põlva Short
Gold medal – first place 2004 Gdańsk Long
Silver medal – second place 2003 Põlva Classic
Silver medal – second place 2004 Gdańsk Middle
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Põlva Relay
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Gdańsk Relay

Matthias Merz (born 1 February 1984) is a Swiss orienteering competitor, winner of the 2007 World Orienteering Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, Long distance, and also obtained a silver medal on the Sprint distance in the same championship. He has a bronze medal from the 2005 Relay Championships in Aichi, Japan, as member of the Swiss winning team.[1] When Merz won the bronze medal in the middle distance at the World Championships in Miskolc in 2009, he joined countryman Daniel Hubmann as the only two men to have ever medaled in all four orienteering disciplines at the World Championships.

He is currently (per 30 December 2007) ranked no. 2 on the IOF (International Orienteering Federation) World Ranking.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 (Retrieved on December 31, 2007)
  2. ^ IOF World Ranking – Matthias Merz (Retrieved on 31 December 2007)