World Ski Orienteering Championships

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World Ski Orienteering Championships
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) February–March
Frequency annual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1975 (1975)
Organised by International Orienteering Federation

The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.[1]

Host towns/cities[edit]

Number Year Date Place
1 1975 26–28 February Finland Hyvinkää, Finland
2 1977 25–27 March Bulgaria Velingrad, Bulgaria
3 1980 26 February – 1 March Sweden Avesta, Sweden
4 1982 8–12 February Austria Aigen / Ennstal, Austria
5 1984 30 January – 4 February Italy Lavarone, Italy
6 1986 19–24 February Bulgaria Batak, Bulgaria
7 1988 2–6 March Finland Kuopio, Finland
8 1990 1–4 March Sweden Skellefteå, Sweden
9 1992 28 January – 2 February France Pontarlier, France
10 1994 1–5 February Italy Val di Non, Italy
11 1996 19–24 February Norway Lillehammer, Norway
12 1998 19–25 January Austria Windischgarsten, Austria
13 2000 28 February – 5 March Russia Krasnoyarsk, Russia
13 2002 23 February – 2 March Bulgaria Borovetz, Bulgaria
14 2004 11–15 February Sweden Åsarna / Östersund, Sweden
15 2005 5–12 March Finland Levi / Kittilä, Finland
16 2007 23 February – 3 March Russia Moscow Oblast, Russia
17 2009 3–8 March Japan Rusutsu, Japan
18 2011 20–28 March Sweden Tänndalen, Sweden
19 2013 3–8 March Kazakhstan Ridder, Kazakhstan
20 2015 7–15 February Norway Hamar / Løten, Norway
21 2017 6–12 March Russia Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Classic/Long[edit]

This event was called "Classic distance" from 1975 to 1986. Since 1988 it is called "Long distance".

Men's classic/long distance[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Olavi Svanberg Finland Jorma Karvonen Finland Heimo Taskinen 23.4 km, 4 cp, 33 part.
1977 Sweden Örjan Svahn Finland Pekka Pökälä Finland Jorma Karvonen 22.0 km, 29 part.
1980 Finland Pertti Tikka Sweden Jan-Erik Thorn Finland Matti Väisänen 23.9 km, 9 cp, 38 part.
1982 Finland Olavi Svanberg Finland Pertti Tikka Norway Sigurd Dæhli 20.5 km, 12 cp, 61 part.
1984 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Sweden Stefan Larsson Finland Pertti Tikka 19.6 km, 10 cp, 64 part.
1986 Sweden Claes Berglund Finland Anssi Juutilainen Finland Hannu Koponen 19.1 km, 8 cp, 69 part.
1988 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Finland Hannu Koponen Sweden Anders Björkman
1990 Sweden Anders Björkman Sweden Stig Mattsson Norway Vidar Benjaminsen
1992 Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Vesa Mäkipää Russia Ivan Kuzmin 25.0 km, 12 cp, 65 part.
1994 Italy Nicolo Corradini Norway Lars Lystad Russia Vladislav Kormtshikov 17.7 km, 14 cp, 60 part.
1996 Italy Nicolo Corradini Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Sweden Bertil Nordqvist 22.0 km, 25 cp, 78 part.
1998 Russia Viktor Korchagin Finland Pekka Varis Italy Nicolo Corradini 21.0 km, 16 cp, 79 part.
2000 Russia Vladislav Kormtshikov Finland Jukka Lanki Russia Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Finland Matti Keskinarkaus Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Raino Pesu
Sweden Bertil Nordqvist
19.85 km, 32 cp, 70 part.
2004 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Sweden Tomas Löfgren Norway Tommy Olsen 23.23 km, 28 cp, 63 part.
2005 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev Finland Jukka Lanki 25.5 km, 37 cp, 59 part.
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Kirill Veselov Russia Andrei Gruzdev 24.81 km, 48 cp, 69 part.
2009 Russia Andrei Lamov Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen
2011 Russia Andrey Grigoriev Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Vladimir Barchukov
2013 Sweden Peter Arnesson Finland Janne Häkkinen Finland Staffan Tunis
2015 Norway Lars Moholdt Russia Andrey Lamov Finland Staffan Tunis
2017 [2] Sweden Erik Rost Russia Kirill Veselov Norway Lars Moholdt 8.2 km, 48 participants[2][3]

Women's classic/long distance[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975 Finland Sinikka Kukkonen Sweden Agneta Mansson Sweden Lena Samuelsson 13.8 km, 2 cp, 16 participants
1977 Sweden Marianne Bogestedt Sweden Sonja Johannesson Finland Sinikka Kukkonen 13.0 km, 18 participants
1980 Finland Mirja Puhakka Finland Kaija Silvennoinen Sweden Ann Larsson 15.6 km, 9 cp, 22 part.
1982 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Mirja Puhakka Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 13.0 km, 8 cp, 41 part.
1984 Finland Mirja Puhakka Sweden Lena Isaksson Sweden Ann Larsson 14.2 km, 5 cp, 46 part.
1986 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Virpi Juutilainen 12.6 km, 5 cp, 45 part.
1988 Finland Virpi Juutilainen Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 12.1 km, 6 cp, 36 part.
1990 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Sweden Arja Hannus Sweden Annika Zell 18.95 km, 9 cp, 34 part.
1992 Sweden Annika Zell Finland Mirja Ojanen Sweden Arja Hannus 13.0 km, 8 cp, 53 part.
1994 Bulgaria Pepa Milusheva Finland Virpi Juutilainen Estonia Maret Vaher 13.0 km, 13 cp, 54 part.
1996 Sweden Annika Zell Norway Hilde G.Pedersen Finland Arja Nuolioja 14.0 km, 18 cp, 51 part.
1998 Finland Liisa Anttila Sweden Annika Zell Sweden Lena Hasselstrom 15.6 km, 18 cp, 61 part.
2000 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Liisa Anttila Finland Hanna Kosonen 34 participants
2002 Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Erja Jokinen Finland Mervi Väisänen 13.7 km, 22 cp, 41 part.
2004 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Finland Hannele Valkonen Russia Natalia Tomilova 15.94 km, 22 cp, 43 part.
2005 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Russia Natalia Tomilova Russia Olga Shevchenko 18.1 km, 26 cp, 43 part.
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Hannele Valkonen Norway Reenaas Marte 13.91 km, 31 cp, 49 part.
2009 Russia Anastasia Kravchenko Czech Republic Barbora Chudíková Sweden Helene Söderlund
2011 Sweden Helene Söderlund Russia Tatiana Kozlova Norway Marte Reenaas
2013 Finland Mervi Pesu Russia Tatiana Kozlova Sweden Tove Alexandersson
Sweden Josefine Engström
2015 Sweden Josefine Engström Finland Mira Kaskinen Russia Kseniya Tretyakova
2017 [2] Russia Maria Kechkina Russia Alena Trapeznikova Russia Polina Frolova 7.3 km, 30 participants[2][4]

Short/Middle[edit]

This event was called "Short distance" from 1988 to 2000. Since 2002 it is called "Middle distance".

Men's short/middle distance[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Finland Hannu Koponen Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Anssi Juutilainen 9.2 km, 11 cp, 63 participants
1990 Finland Anssi Juutilainen Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Sweden Anders Björkman 12.31 km, 9 cp, 60 participants
1992 Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Vesa Mäkipää Russia Ivan Kuzmin 10.0 km, 12 cp, 65 participants
1994 Italy Nicolo Corradini
Russia Ivan Kuzmin
  Norway Vidar Benjaminsen 7.7 km, 12 cp, 61 participants
1996 Sweden Bjorn Lans Norway Vidar Benjaminsen Finland Raino Pesu 8.0 km, 14 cp, 78 participants
1998 Finland Raino Pesu Lithuania Nerijus Šulčys Norway Kjetil Ulven 10.8 km, 23 cp, 73 participants
2000 Italy Nicolo Corradini Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Andrei Gruzdev Norway Kjetil Ulven 11.2 km, 64 participants
2004 Sweden Tomas Löfgren Norway Tommy Olsen Finland Arto Lilja 12.38 km, 36 cp, 68 participants
2005 Russia Ruslan Gritsan
Russia Andrei Gruzdev
  Russia Eduard Khrennikov 12.7 km, 21 cp, 63 participants
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Kirill Veselov 11.48 km, 29 cp, 71 participants
2009 Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis Finland Matti Keskinarkaus
2011 Finland Staffan Tunis Russia Andrei Lamov Sweden Peter Arnesson
2013 Sweden Peter Arnesson Russia Andrei Lamov Russia Kiril Veselov
2015 Finland Staffan Tunis Bulgaria Stanimir Belomazhev Norway Lars Moholdt
2017 [5] Bulgaria Stanimir Belomazhev Sweden Erik Rost Norway Lars Moholdt 3.4 km, 53 participants[5][6]

Women's short/middle distance[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Virpi Juutilainen Finland Sirpa Kukkonen 6.7 km, 8 cp, 35 participants
1990 Norway Ragnhild Bratberg Finland Virpi Juutilainen Sweden Arja Hannus 9.23 km, 9 cp, 34 participants
1992 Sweden Arja Hannus Finland Virpi Juutilainen Sweden Annika Zell 7.0 km, 10 cp, 53 participants
1994 Finland Virpi Juutilainen Finland Sanna Savolainen
Norway Hilde G. Pedersen
  5.5 km, 9 cp, 55 participants
1996 Finland Arja Nuolioja Sweden Annika Zell Russia Svetlana Haustova 6.0 km, 12 cp, 53 participants
1998 Sweden Annika Zell Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Liisa Anttila 8.6 km, 23 cp, 64 participants
2000 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Liisa Anttila 32 participants
2002 Sweden Stina Grenholm Finland Erja Jokinen Sweden Lena Hasselstrom 8.4 km, 42 participants
2004 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Sweden Marie Lund Sweden Stina Grenholm 9.03 km, 27 cp, 46 participants
2005 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Erja Jokinen Sweden Stina Grenholm 10.1 km, 17 cp, 44 participants
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Liisa Anttila Russia Natalia Tomilova 7.45 km, 20 cp, 49 participants
2009 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Sweden Helene Söderlund Sweden Josefine Engström
2011 Russia Polina Malchikova Russia Alena Trapeznikova Norway Stine Olsen Kirkevik
2013 Russia Anastasia Kravchenko Russia Tatiana Kozlova Sweden Josefine Engström
2015 Finland Milka Reponen Finland Marjut Turunen Finland Mervi Pesu
2017 [7] Sweden Tove Alexandersson Russia Polina Frolova Finland Salla Koskela 7.3 km, 32 participants[7][8]

Sprint[edit]

This event was first held in 2002.

Men's sprint[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Russia Andrei Gruzdev Russia Viktor Korchagin Finland Raino Pesu 4.2 km, 11 cp, 66 participants
2004 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Sweden Bengt Leandersson Sweden Peter Arnesson 3.96 km, 21 cp, 73 participants
2005 Finland Matti Keskinarkaus Sweden Bertil Nordqvist Sweden Tobias Aslund 3.9 km, 10 cp, 63 participants
2007 Russia Eduard Khrennikov Russia Vadim Tolstopyatov Finland Staffan Tunis 3.84 km, 16 cp, 70 participants
2009 Russia Andrei Lamov Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis
2011 Finland Olli-Markus Taivainen Finland Staffan Tunis Sweden Peter Arnesson
2013 Sweden Peter Arnesson Russia Andrei Lamov Russia Kirill Veselov
2015 Russia Andrey Lamov Bulgaria Stanimir Belomazhev Sweden Erik Rost
2017 [9] Sweden Ulrik Nordberg Russia Andrey Lamov Russia Sergey Gorlanov 3.4 km, 55 participants[9][10]

Women's sprint[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002 Sweden Lena Hasselstrom Finland Erja Jokinen Russia Tatiana Vlasova 3.3 km, 8 cp, 41 participants
2004 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Finland Liisa Anttila Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik 3.48 km, 19 cp, 48 participants
2005 Norway Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik Finland Erja Jokinen Finland Katja Rajaniemi 3.6 km, 10 cp, 44 participants
2007 Russia Tatiana Vlasova Russia Olga Novikova Finland Liisa Anttila
Russia Tatiana Kozlova
2.79 km, 14 cp, 48 participants
2009 Finland Hannele Tonna Sweden Helene Söderlund Russia Tatiana Vlasova
2011 Sweden Tove Alexandersson Sweden Helene Söderlund Finland Liisa Anttila
2013 Sweden Tove Alexandersson Finland Mervi Pesu Russia Tatyana Kozlova
2015 Sweden Tove Alexandersson Norway Audhild Bakken Rognstad Sweden Josefine Engström
2017 [9] Sweden Tove Alexandersson Russia Polina Frolova Finland Salla Koskela 3.1 km, 32 participants[9][11]

Relay[edit]

Men's relay[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975  Finland  Sweden   Switzerland
1977  Sweden  Bulgaria  Czechoslovakia
1980  Sweden  Finland  Bulgaria
1982  Sweden  Norway  Finland
1984  Sweden  Finland  Norway
1986  Norway  Bulgaria  Finland
1988  Finland  Sweden  Norway
1990  Sweden  Finland  Norway
1992  Finland  Russia  Norway
1994  Norway  Finland  Russia
1996  Sweden  Finland  Norway
1998  Russia  Sweden  Finland
2000  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2002  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2004  Russia  Norway  Finland
2005  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2007  Russia  Sweden   Switzerland
2009  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2011  Finland
Olli Markus Taivainen
Matti Keskinarkaus
Staffan Tunis
 Sweden
Johan Granath
Erik Rost
Peter Arnesson
 Norway
Eivind Tonna
Hans Jörgen Kvåle
Lars Hol Moholdt
2013  Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Kiril Veselov
Andrei Lamov
 Sweden
Johan Granath
Martin Hammarberg
Peter Arnesson
 Finland
Ville-Petteri Saarela
Hannu-Pekka Pukema
Staffan Tunis
2015 [12]  Russia
Kiril Veselov
Eduard Khrennikov
Andrei Lamov
 Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Erik Rost
Andreas Holmberg
 Czech Republic
Jakub Skoda
Radek Laciga
Jiří Bouchal
2017 [13]  Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Kirill Veselov
Andrey Lamov
 Sweden
Martin Hammarberg
Ulrik Nordberg
Erik Rost
 Finland
Tero Linnainmaa
Juri Uusitalo
Ville Petteri Saarela
6.7 km, 16 controls, 14 countries[13][14]

Women's relay[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975  Finland  Sweden  Great Britain
1977  Finland  Sweden  Czechoslovakia
1980  Finland  Sweden  Czechoslovakia
1982  Sweden  Finland  Norway
1984  Sweden  Finland  Bulgaria
1986  Norway  Sweden  Bulgaria
1988  Finland  Norway  Sweden
1990  Finland  Sweden  Norway
1992  Sweden  Finland  Norway
1994  Sweden  Norway  Finland
1996  Sweden  Russia  Finland
1998  Finland  Sweden  Norway
2000  Finland  Sweden  Russia
2002  Russia  Sweden  Finland
2004  Finland  Russia  Sweden
2005  Norway  Sweden  Finland
2007  Russia  Finland  Sweden
2009  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic
2011  Russia
Alena Trapeznikova
Tatyana Kozlova
Polina Malchikova
 Norway
Barbro Kvåle
Stine Olsen Kirkevik
Marte Reenas
 Finland
Marjul Turunen
Liisa Anttila
Hannele Tonna
2013  Russia
Anastasia Kravchenko
Yuliya Tarasenko
Tatyana Kozlova
 Sweden
Magdalena Olsson
Josefine Engström
Tove Alexandersson
 Finland
Milka Leppäsalm
Marjut Turunen
Mervi Pesu
2015 [12]  Sweden
Frida Sandberg
Tove Alexandersson
Josefine Engström
 Finland
Milka Reponen
Mira Kaskinen
Mervi Pesu
 Russia
Kseniya Tretyakova
Tatiana Oborina
Yuliya Tarasenko
2017 [13]  Russia
Maria Kechkina
Polina Frolova
Alena Trapeznikova
 Finland
Mirka Suutari
Marjut Turunen
Salla Koskela
 Czech Republic
Petra Hancova
Kristina Kolinova
Hanna Hancikova
5.6 km, 13 controls, 5 countries[2][15]

Mixed Sprint Relay[edit]

This event was first held in 2011.

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2011  Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Polina Malchikova
 Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Helene Söderlund
 Finland
Matti Keskinarkaus
Liisa Anttila
2013  Sweden
Tove Alexandersson
Peter Arnesson
 Finland
Mervi Pesu
Staffan Tunis
 Bulgaria
Antoniya Grigorova
Stanimir Belomazhev
2015  Russia
Yuliya Tarasenko
Andrey Lamov
 Finland
Mira Kaskinen
Staffan Tunis
 Sweden
Josefine Engström
Erik Rost
2017 [16]  Sweden
Tove Alexandersson
Erik Rost
 Russia
Polina Frolova
Andrey Lamov
 Finland
Salla Koskela
Ville Petteri Saarela

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Ski Orienteering Championships". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Long, 11 march, 2017
  3. ^ Эрик Рост - чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию на длинной дистанции
  4. ^ Мария Кечкина – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию на длинной дистанции
  5. ^ a b World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 10 march, 2017
  6. ^ Станимир Беломажев – чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию на средней дистанции
  7. ^ a b World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 9 march, 2017
  8. ^ Туве Александерссон – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию на средней дистанции
  9. ^ a b c d World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Sprint, 8 march, 2017
  10. ^ Ульрик Нордберг – чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию в спринте
  11. ^ Туве Александерссон – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию в спринте
  12. ^ a b "2015 Ski Orienteering World Championships". Orienteering USA. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Relay, 12 march, 2017
  14. ^ Представители сборной России – чемпионы мира по лыжному ориентированию в эстафете
  15. ^ Представительницы сборной России – чемпионки мира по лыжному ориентированию в эстафете
  16. ^ World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 9 march, 2017

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