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VOTE: Who will win the Middle Distance of World Orienteering Championships 2018 in Latvia?
Predictions, Comments & Results
The World Orienteering Championships 2018 are about to get in less than 50 days underway with there being some massive races where the winners are far from certain, therefore many predictions are still to be made. For us there is only one event where there is an almost certain winner – such as Tove Alexandersson in the women’s Long Distance race – but most others should be closer contested events. Make your prediction here by writing in comments to who will win the gold in the top events along with who will medal.
Therefore, I am going to start up some predictions to these races and competitions to see if any of you can correctly predict as many winners as possible. Alongside this, it will show the most voted for winners and give a real-time overview to who is predicted to be the most likely winners in each discipline.
So, who do you think will come out on top ??? Vote and write your predictions/thougths in comments below.
Men's Middle Distance
My prediction: Daniel Hubmann
Men’s Middle Distance race is quite unpredictable. The victory might be snatched by Daniel Hubmann. However, this distance could have many suprises in store, as the Middle Distance is short and one innocent mistake leaves almost no space for counterattack to fight for medal positions. This race will be very exciting from specators perpective, we might see suprises from Batic runners, for example, Timo Sild.
Women's Middle Distance
My prediction: Tove Alexandersson
Again, our Middle Distance gold medal pick is Tove Alexandersson, as we don’t see any other high-probability gold medal contenders due to those very steep, tough, green slopes near river Gauja.
About the WOC2018
The athletes participating in the 35th World Orienteering Championships will compete for 10 sets of medals in 5 disciplines. Thrilling urban sprint races will be held in Old Town Riga and Agenskalns, whereas forest races will take place in the vicinity of Sigulda. The arenas will be set up in a way that makes following the race interesting for fans and TV spectators. The Event Centre in Sigulda will be located in the new cross-country skiing facility in Laurenči, while in Turaida it will be situated in the Folk Song Garden. More information you may find here.
World Orienteering Championships 2018 - Program
4 August – Sprint Qualification – Riga
4 August – Sprint Finals – Riga
5 August – Sprint Relay – Riga
7 August – Middle Distance – Sigulda
9 August – Relay – Turaida
11 August – Long Distance – Turaida