Tove Alexandersson at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2010
|Born||7 September 1992|
Tove Alexandersson (born 7 September 1992) is a Swedish orienteering, ski-orienteering competitor and sky runner. She's a four-time world champion in Orienteering, and an eight-time world champion in Ski-orienteering. She runs for Stora Tuna OK and Alfta-Ö|sa OK.
Junior World Championships
Alexandersson became Middle Distance Junior World Champion in Orienteering in 2009. She was only 16 years old at the time, running against competitors up to 4 years older than her. She maintained her Middle Distance title in both 2010 and 2012, with two further gold medals in the Sprint and in the Relay, two silvers, and one bronze in the long distance, truly exceptional in a junior career only 4 years long.
She won a gold medal in the sprint distance at the 2011 World Ski Orienteering Championships in Sweden. In 2015, she once again won the women's World Ski Orienteering Championships sprint distance event. Alexandersson is one of very few orienteers who participate in both Ski Orienteering and the more popular foot orienteering. Alexanderrson has been dominant in Ski Orienteering in recent years; at the championships in Russia in 2017 she won 3 gold medals.
World Orienteering Championships
After her success as a junior prodigy Alexandersson took several years to achieve her gold medal, receiving only silvers and bronzes in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 despite being one of the favourites. She made her breakthrough in 2016, a season which saw her take #1 in the world ranking as well as dominate in the Orienteering World Cup and the World Orienteering Championships, where she won both individual forest titles. Alexandersson won the World Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and won both forest European Orienteering Championships titles in 2016.
Alexandersson won the Orienteering World Cup three years in a row from 2014 to 2016.
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- "JWOC 2010 DEN. Aalborg, Denmark, 4-10 July 2010". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
- Peter Jonsson (11 February 2015). "Tove Alexanderssons revansch – guld" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 12 February 2015.