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World Cup: clear Sprint wins for Alexandersson and Kyburz

Matthias Kyburz was fastest in the men’s class. Photo: Fred Härtelt, German Orienteering Federation

Tove Alexandersson and Matthias Kyburz were clear winners of the Sprint Final held on the University of Tasmania campus in Launceston in hot and windy conditions today. Alexandersson finished with a lead of 1.02 over Judith Wyder, whilst Kyburz’s winning margin over compatriot Daniel Hubmann was 33 seconds.

Tove Alexandersson is decidedly the fastest runner amongst the current women elite, and today she showed World Sprint Champion Judith Wyder a clean pair of heels with an almost error-free run on a flat but navigationally challenging course through the complex of buildings on the university campus; video coverage on the internet showed one of the controls at first-floor level. Third was the Swiss Sara Lüscher, 13 seconds behind Wyder. The Swiss women’s team excelled with 5 finishers in the top 8. Leading home runner was Rachel Effeney in 14th place.

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Tove Alexandersson was over a minute faster than Judith Wyder. Photo: Fred Härtelt, German Orienteering Federation

In the men’s race, Daniel Hubmann had a slow start and could not recover enough to catch Matthias Kyburz, winner of one of the heats yesterday and a former Sprint World Champion. Third place was taken by in-form Gustav Bergman, Sweden in a time 6 seconds slower than Hubmann. Søren Bobach, current Sprint World Champion, was hampered by injury and did well to finish 14th, 1.20 down on the winning time. Julian Dent was the leading Australian in 18th place.
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Daniel Hubmann was happy about his result today. Photo: Fred Härtelt, German Orienteering Federation

Today was also the first race in the Oceania Championships, a multi-day event that has attracted almost 1,000 competitors from all over the world. There will be races throughout the current week, and the next elite race counting for World Cup points will be over Middle distance on Thursday. See

Leading results


  1. Tove Alexandersson SWE 14:58
  2. Judith Wyder SUI 16:00
  3. Sara Lüscher SUI 16:13


  1. Matthias Kyburz SUI 15:06
  2. Daniel Hubmann SUI 15:39
  3. Gustav Bergman SWE 15:45

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Reigning World Champion Judith Wyder opened the World Cup with a second place in Sprint. Photo: Fred Härtelt, German Orienteering Federation


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