1966 World Orienteering Championships

The 1st World Orienteering Championships were held in the village of Fiskars, Finland, 1–2 October 1966.[1]

1966 World Orienteering Championships
Host cityFiskars
Country Finland
Nations participating11
Teams participating10 (men)
9 (women)
Athletes participating58 (men)
35 (women)
Events4
Opening ceremony1 October 1966 (1966-10-01)
Closing ceremony2 October 1966 (1966-10-02)
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Participants from eleven nations competed in the championships: Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Germany, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The medals were distributed between Sweden (3 gold, 1 bronze), Finland (3 silver, 1 bronze), Norway (1 gold, 2 bronze) and Switzerland (1 silver medal).

The men's individual course had 11 controls over 14.1 kilometres, while the women's individual course had 10 controls over 8.1 kilometres.[2]

The first individual world champions in orienteering came from Norway and Sweden. Winner of the men's competition was Åge Hadler from Norway. Hadler regarded the eighth control, which was located in thick forest, as the most difficult, where the last part of the leg required meticulous map reading and frequent checking of the compass.[3] Ulla Lindkvist from Sweden won the women's competition. Sweden won the men's relay, which had four legs, with a margin of nearly eight minutes. Sweden also won the women's relay, which had three legs, with a margin of 21 seconds to silver medalist Finland.[1]

The championships were attended by President of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, who was present at the finishing area.[4]


MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual[1]   Åge Hadler (NOR) 1:36:05   Aimo Tepsell (FIN) 1:38:47   Anders Morelius (SWE) 1:40:05
Women's individual[1]   Ulla Lindkvist (SWE) 52:45   Katharina Perch-Nielsen (SUI) 1:00:30   Raila Hovi (FIN) 1:00:51
Men's relay[1] 3.51.42 3.59.34 4.26.35
Women's relay[1] 2.42.58 2.43.19 2.54.29

ResultsEdit

Men's individualEdit

WOC 1966 – Individual – Men (14.1 km)[1]
Rank Competitor Nation Time
  Åge Hadler   Norway 1:36:05
  Aimo Tepsell   Finland 1:38:47
  Anders Morelius   Sweden 1:40:05
4 Dagfinn Olsen   Norway 1:40:37
5 Juhani Salmenkylä   Finland 1:40:38
6 Göran Öhlund   Sweden 1:41:05
7 Rolf Koskinen   Finland 1:41:11
8 Stig Berge   Norway 1:42:23
9 Karl Johansson   Sweden 1:42:48
10 Heino Avikainen   Finland 1:45:38
11 Erkki Kohvakka   Finland 1:45:52
12 Ola Skarholt   Norway 1:45:57
13 Hans Ekberg   Sweden 1:48:10
14 Jostein Nilsen   Norway 1:48:26
15 Hannu Haarma   Finland 1:49:10
16 Alex Schwager   Switzerland 1:50:08
17 Bertil Norman   Sweden 1:50:26
18 Erik Engebråten   Norway 1:50:30
19 Sven-Ola Darell   Sweden 1:51:19
20 Keld Olsen   Denmark 1:54:41
21 Leif Nörgård   Denmark 1:55:16
22 Flemming Nörgård   Denmark 2:00:16
23 Svatoslav Galík   Czechoslovakia 2:03:41
24 Max Jüni   Switzerland 2:06:06
25 Finn Faxner   Denmark 2:07:20
26 Christian Jaggi   Switzerland 2:08:57
27 Fritz Maurer   Switzerland 2:12:02
28 Helmut Conrad   East Germany 2:12:26
29 Roland Hirter   Switzerland 2:12:27
30 Peter Nilsen   Denmark 2:13:17
31 Jindrich Novotny   Czechoslovakia 2:13:25
32 Jörn Esbensen   Denmark 2:16:21
33 Harald Grosse   East Germany 2:16:45
34 Andreas Örsi   Hungary 2:17:42
35 Antonin Urbanec   Czechoslovakia 2:17:47
36 Gustav Bartak   Czechoslovakia 2:20:03
37 Iwan Skerletz   Hungary 2:20:34
38 Alois Lasnicka   Czechoslovakia 2:27:27
39 Georg Schönviszky   Bulgaria 2:30:05
40 Franz Trampusch   Austria 2:32:08
41 Ernst Saxer   Switzerland 2:32:27
42 Alistair Patten   Great Britain 2:33:09
43 Ladislaus Deseö   Hungary 2:33:27
44 Rolf Heinemann   East Germany 2:33:37
45 Michail Galov   Bulgaria 2:36:06
46 Gordon Pirie   Great Britain 2:43:48
47 Thomas Balogh   Hungary 2:45:48
48 David Griffiths   Great Britain 2:47:07
49 John Disley   Great Britain 2:48:56
50 Georgi Gealtov   Bulgaria 2:51:24
51 Achim Zemanek   East Germany 3:01:56
52 Haralan Haralanoff   Austria 3:05:55
53 Michael Murray   Great Britain 3:16:52
54 Raimund Sobotka   Austria 3:23:57
55 Tony Walker   Great Britain 3:29:12
56 Grigor Kaloianov   Bulgaria 3:55:30
DSQ Nikola Bedelev   Bulgaria
DSQ Sepp Michael Pacher   Austria

Women's individualEdit

WOC 1966 – Individual – Women [1]
Rank Competitor Nation Time
  Ulla Lindkvist   Sweden 52:45
  Katherina Perch-Nielsen   Switzerland 1:00:30
  Raila Hovi   Finland 1:00:51
4 Kerstin Granstedt   Sweden 1:01:30
5 Eivor Steen-Olsson   Sweden 1:02:54
6 Ingrid Thoresen   Norway 1:03:29
7 Annakäthi Grieder   Switzerland 1:04:58
8 Anja Meldo   Finland 1:05:06
9 Sarolta Monspart   Hungary 1:05:25
10 Gunborg Åhling   Sweden 1:05:33
11 Ragnhild Kristensen   Norway 1:09:36
12 Vibeke Såbye Christensen   Denmark 1:11:44
13 Barbara Cser   Hungary 1:12:18
14 Astrid Hansen   Norway 1:13:07
15 Erika Wauer   East Germany 1:14:05
16 Marianne Selbo   Denmark 1:16:20
17 Nadezda Linhartova   Czechoslovakia 1:16:59
18 Pirjo Ruotsalainen   Finland 1:17:38
19 Anna-Liisa Nissi   Finland 1:17:50
20 Ulrike Heinemann   East Germany 1:18:08
21 Dobruse Novotna   Czechoslovakia 1:19:40
22 Karin Ågesen   Denmark 1:23:10
23 Ria Meyer   East Germany 1:24:29
24 Ludmila Kumbarova   Czechoslovakia 1:28:23
25 Delia Stoeva   Bulgaria 1:28:44
26 Irene Köhli   Switzerland 1:29:15
27 Bjørg Knudsen   Norway 1:38:05
28 Eliza Stoianova   Bulgaria 1:39:35
29 Olga Tascheva   Bulgaria 1:40:52
30 Eva Hohausova   Czechoslovakia 1:44:52
31 Christine Lüdin   Switzerland 1:49:34
32 Bodil Jakobsen   Denmark 1:51:43
33 Margarete Babay   Hungary 2:10:58
34 Gisela Haralanoff   Austria 2:25:14
35 Magdalene Molnar   Hungary 2:25:59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "World Orienteering Championships 1966". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ Berglia, Knut; Brohaug, Tom-Erik; Staver, Kristoffer; Thuesen, Kaare; Strandhagen, Torgeir, eds. (1987). Orienteringsidretten i Norge gjennom 90 år (in Norwegian). Norwegian Orienteering Federation. p. 339.
  3. ^ Berglia (1987): p. 228–229
  4. ^ Berglia (1987): p. 228