Swiss and Czech Republic with Gold

The World Orienteering Championships 2012 in Lausanne ended with the victory of the Swiss relay in the women’s race, while by the men the Czech team came as a surprise. Simone Niggli took advantage of this last day to win a third gold medal at the WOC 2012 and the 20th world title of her career. The Czech runner Jan Procházka took the best in the final meters of the men’s race over Lundanes (NOR) and Holmberg (SWE), to offer Czech Republic its first gold medal in relay.

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A Swiss triumph for the opening day

With her 18th World title for Simone Niggli-Luder and the three Swiss on the podium by the men, this first day of the World Orienteering Championships was perfect for the Swiss Team. Yesterday, during their press conference, the Swiss Team announced an ambitious seven medals campaign during this WOC 2012. After the Sprint finals, it looks like they can even expect more.

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