The Organizing Committee and the Latvian Orienteering Federation are delighted to be the hosts for the 7th European Orienteering Championships and World Cup in Ventspils, Latvia from 25 May to 1 June 2008. We welcome all friends of orienteering in Ventspils.

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Middle final

A great day for Finland! The Finnish girls took all the three medals in women's class and Pasi Ikonen was the 3rd in men's class in the middle distance final today in Jaunupe.

It was again very technical race as even the winners Heli Jukkola (FIN) and Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA) missed more than as minute, however it was good enough to win the European champion title.

The president of Latvia Valdis Zatlers was present today in the competition area. He awarded the medals to the winners and in his speech he said that each of us orienteers know that orienteering is the best of all sports.

Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA) once again showed that he is the best middle distance runner of all winning his third European title in the middle distance. Today was also the first medal for the home nation, as Martins Sirmais form Latvia won the silver medal, the same as it was two years ago in Estonia.

Men A final
1 Thierry Gueorgiou FRA 35:41
2 Martins Sirmais LAT 36:07
3 Pasi Ikonen FIN 36:31
4 Daniel Hubmann SUI 36:59
5 Emil Wingstedt SWE 37:18
6 Valentin Novikov RUS 37:34
6 Mats Troeng SWE 37:34

All the three Finnish runners Heli Jukkola, Merja Rantanen and Minna Kauppi made mistakes during their runs, but they were still the best. That means that there will really strong relay team for Finland in tomorrow's relay. Merja Rantanen as well as Emil Wingstedt and Daniel Hubmann have been in TOP 6 in all the individual races in these championships, and they should also make TOP 6 in tomorrow's race.

Women A final
1 Heli Jukkola FIN 31:05
2 Merja Rantanen FIN 31:31
3 Minna Kauppi FIN 31:55
4 Tatiana Ryabkina RUS 32:12
5 Signe Soes DEN 32:27
6 Radka Brozkova CZE 33:23

Medal table after the middle distance


Tomorrow is the final competition day in these championships. The relay race for the women will start at 9:00, the mass start for the 1st leg in men's class will be at 10:30.

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