SPRINT

17:18

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow!

17:18

16:58

Nice "flower". Congratulations,  Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland!

16:52

O, just a 1 second ...

16:49

Will Tim Robertson keep the speed till the finish? Started good.

16:43

SUI, SUI, SUI at the lead in this moment.

16:42

Daniel Hubmann !!!

16:40

And, the Live Tv is back.

16:38

No, your laptop/phone did not broke, TV is off for a moment.

16:37

Ahmet Kacmaz , Turkey, just started. The surprise from the morning qualifications

16:31

Andreas Kyburz started strongly! 1st at the arena passage so far.

16:27

Emil Svensk leader at the finish. Martin Regborn leader at radio CP nr. 3.

16:18

Arturs Paulins, local favorite, at start. Best wishes!

16:12

Quite the same distance ...

16:07

It's very slippery on the streets now. Rain....

16:04

From the left: Tove Alexandersson, Maja Alm, Judith Wyder

15:59

That's how you win the race!

15:55

Maja Alm! Queen of the sprint!

15:46

Yea, that was time costing

15:43

Hm, where is Dzema going?

15:36

Some seconds lost...

15:30

Galina Vinogradova impressive at Finish!

15:29

Tove Alexandersson has just started her race!

15:27

Maria Prieto, Spain, leader at the Finish at this moment

15:24

15:16

Top route(green) is  shooooorter...

15:08

No, this road choice was not the fastest...

15:02

Yes, green is shorter!

14:59

Different routechoices allready to 1st CP ...

14:57

Old Town Riga is not easy to get around, but course planner have made it even more difficult with additional fences....

14:45

Live TV  at https://liveorienteering.com/#/ is on!

13:19

Here is video playback from Sprint Q.  Facebook video

13:16

Map: Scale: 1:4000, ISSOM, contour interval 2m, issued 07/2018. Courses have 2 parts(loops) and arena passage at around 50% of the course. Cartography Juris Cebulis and Atis Zarins. Course planner - Janis Tamuzs.

13:00

Course details for Finals:

  length climb win. time
M 4,3 km 20 m 13 min
W 3,8 km 15 m 13 min

11:35

Die Sprint-Qualifikation in Riga ist gestartet - Sabine Hauswirth ist leider disqualifiziert  #swissoteam #woc2018 -> Facebook video

11:26

So, we will be back at ~ 14:45 with Sprint Finals. Sprint Finals will be held in the Old Town of Riga (UNESCO World heritage site) – a medieval city that continued to evolve over the centuries. Finals will have live Tv and GPS covering.

11:15

And, he is a course planner for Finals as well, so there will be even more fun!

11:08

Course planner for Qualifications was Janis Tamuzs. He has some good background in Indoor-O course planning, so this probably came from there - :)

10:58

A- Tim Robertson (NZL) 11:44, B- Yannick Michiels (BEL) 11:00, C- Jonas Leandersson (SWE) 11:36

10:56

10:44

Some live video feed form Q - facebook

10:38

Arturs Paulins   good start in run A.

10:15

Jonas Leandersson with impresseive finish in group C

09:56

Fight for Sprint finale in women group has ended. Winners in each group are:

A - Karolin Ohlsson🇸🇪 12:00
B - Judith Wyder🇨🇭 11:43
C - Maja Alm🇩🇰 12:20

And for Latvian girls🇱🇻:
4th in B - Sandra Grosberga 12:28
17th in A - Irita Puķīte 13:29
19th in C - Līga Valdmane 14:25

09:52

Less than 10 minutes till start of Men groups.

09:49

So, we are close to the end of woman qualification. So far, best in start groups - Karolin Ohlsson, Judith Wyder and Maja Alm (what a surprise ;) )

09:17

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