World Ski Orienteering Championships

The World Ski Orienteering Championships (Ski-WOC) is the official event to award the titles of World Champions in ski orienteering. The World Championships is organized every odd year. The programme includes Sprint, Middle and Long Distance competitions, and a Relay for both men and women. The first Ski-WOC was held in 1975.[1]

World Ski Orienteering Championships
Statusactive
Genresporting event
Date(s)February–March
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1975 (1975)
Organised byInternational Orienteering Federation

Host towns/citiesEdit

Number Year Date Place
1 1975 26–28 February   Hyvinkää, Finland
2 1977 25–27 March   Velingrad, Bulgaria
3 1980 26 February – 1 March   Avesta, Sweden
4 1982 8–12 February   Aigen / Ennstal, Austria
5 1984 30 January – 4 February   Lavarone, Italy
6 1986 19–24 February   Batak, Bulgaria
7 1988 2–6 March   Kuopio, Finland
8 1990 1–4 March   Skellefteå, Sweden
9 1992 28 January – 2 February   Pontarlier, France
10 1994 1–5 February   Val di Non, Italy
11 1996 19–24 February   Lillehammer, Norway
12 1998 19–25 January   Windischgarsten, Austria
13 2000 28 February – 5 March   Krasnoyarsk, Russia
14 2002 23 February – 2 March   Borovetz, Bulgaria
15 2004 11–15 February   Åsarna / Östersund, Sweden
16 2005 5–12 March   Levi / Kittilä, Finland
17 2007 23 February – 3 March   Moscow Oblast, Russia
18 2009 3–8 March   Rusutsu, Japan
19 2011 20–28 March   Tänndalen, Sweden
20 2013 3–8 March   Ridder, Kazakhstan
21 2015 7–15 February   Hamar / Løten, Norway
22 2017 6–12 March   Krasnoyarsk, Russia
23 2019 19–24 March   Piteå, Sweden
24 2021 22–28 February   Kääriku, Estonia

Classic/LongEdit

This event was called "Classic distance" from 1975 to 1986. Since 1988 it is called "Long distance".

Men's classic/long distanceEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975   Olavi Svanberg   Jorma Karvonen   Heimo Taskinen 23.4 km, 4 cp, 33 part.
1977   Örjan Svahn   Pekka Pökälä   Jorma Karvonen 22.0 km, 29 part.
1980   Pertti Tikka   Jan-Erik Thorn   Matti Väisänen 23.9 km, 9 cp, 38 part.
1982   Olavi Svanberg   Pertti Tikka   Sigurd Dæhli 20.5 km, 12 cp, 61 part.
1984   Anssi Juutilainen   Stefan Larsson   Pertti Tikka 19.6 km, 10 cp, 64 part.
1986   Claes Berglund   Anssi Juutilainen   Hannu Koponen 19.1 km, 8 cp, 69 part.
1988   Anssi Juutilainen   Hannu Koponen   Anders Björkman
1990   Anders Björkman   Stig Mattsson   Vidar Benjaminsen
1992   Vidar Benjaminsen   Vesa Mäkipää   Ivan Kuzmin 25.0 km, 12 cp, 65 part.
1994   Nicolo Corradini   Lars Lystad   Vladislav Kormtshikov 17.7 km, 14 cp, 60 part.
1996   Nicolo Corradini   Vidar Benjaminsen   Bertil Nordqvist 22.0 km, 25 cp, 78 part.
1998   Viktor Korchagin   Pekka Varis   Nicolo Corradini 21.0 km, 16 cp, 79 part.
2000   Vladislav Kormtshikov   Jukka Lanki   Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002   Matti Keskinarkaus   Eduard Khrennikov   Raino Pesu
  Bertil Nordqvist
19.85 km, 32 cp, 70 part.
2004   Eduard Khrennikov   Tomas Löfgren   Tommy Olsen 23.23 km, 28 cp, 63 part.
2005   Eduard Khrennikov   Andrei Gruzdev   Jukka Lanki 25.5 km, 37 cp, 59 part.
2007   Eduard Khrennikov   Kirill Veselov   Andrei Gruzdev 24.81 km, 48 cp, 69 part.
2009   Andrei Lamov   Eduard Khrennikov   Olli-Markus Taivainen
2011   Andrey Grigoriev   Staffan Tunis   Vladimir Barchukov
2013   Peter Arnesson   Janne Häkkinen   Staffan Tunis
2015   Lars Moholdt   Andrey Lamov   Staffan Tunis
2017 [2]   Erik Rost   Kirill Veselov   Lars Moholdt 8.2 km, 48 participants[2][3]
2019   Andrey Lamov   Lars Moholdt   Tero Linnainmaa

Women's classic/long distanceEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975   Sinikka Kukkonen   Agneta Mansson   Lena Samuelsson 13.8 km, 2 cp, 16 participants
1977   Marianne Bogestedt   Sonja Johannesson   Sinikka Kukkonen 13.0 km, 18 participants
1980   Mirja Puhakka   Kaija Silvennoinen   Ann Larsson 15.6 km, 9 cp, 22 part.
1982   Arja Hannus   Mirja Puhakka   Sirpa Kukkonen 13.0 km, 8 cp, 41 part.
1984   Mirja Puhakka   Lena Isaksson   Ann Larsson 14.2 km, 5 cp, 46 part.
1986   Ragnhild Bratberg   Arja Hannus   Virpi Juutilainen 12.6 km, 5 cp, 45 part.
1988   Virpi Juutilainen   Ragnhild Bratberg   Sirpa Kukkonen 12.1 km, 6 cp, 36 part.
1990   Ragnhild Bratberg   Arja Hannus   Annika Zell 18.95 km, 9 cp, 34 part.
1992   Annika Zell   Mirja Ojanen   Arja Hannus 13.0 km, 8 cp, 53 part.
1994   Pepa Milusheva   Virpi Juutilainen   Maret Vaher 13.0 km, 13 cp, 54 part.
1996   Annika Zell   Hilde G.Pedersen   Arja Nuolioja 14.0 km, 18 cp, 51 part.
1998   Liisa Anttila   Annika Zell   Lena Hasselstrom 15.6 km, 18 cp, 61 part.
2000   Arja Hannus   Liisa Anttila   Hanna Kosonen 34 participants
2002   Lena Hasselstrom   Erja Jokinen   Mervi Väisänen 13.7 km, 22 cp, 41 part.
2004   Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik   Hannele Valkonen   Natalia Tomilova 15.94 km, 22 cp, 43 part.
2005   Tatiana Vlasova   Natalia Tomilova   Olga Shevchenko 18.1 km, 26 cp, 43 part.
2007   Tatiana Vlasova   Hannele Valkonen   Reenaas Marte 13.91 km, 31 cp, 49 part.
2009   Anastasia Kravchenko   Barbora Chudíková   Helene Söderlund
2011   Helene Söderlund   Tatiana Kozlova   Marte Reenaas
2013   Mervi Pesu   Tatiana Kozlova   Tove Alexandersson
  Josefine Engström
2015   Josefine Engström   Mira Kaskinen   Kseniya Tretyakova
2017 [2]   Maria Kechkina   Alena Trapeznikova   Polina Frolova 7.3 km, 30 participants[2][4]
2019   Tove Alexandersson   Alena Trapeznikova   Maria Kechkina

Short/MiddleEdit

This event was called "Short distance" from 1988 to 2000. Since 2002 it is called "Middle distance".

Men's short/middle distanceEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988   Hannu Koponen   Vidar Benjaminsen   Anssi Juutilainen 9.2 km, 11 cp, 63 participants
1990   Anssi Juutilainen   Vidar Benjaminsen   Anders Björkman 12.31 km, 9 cp, 60 participants
1992   Vidar Benjaminsen   Vesa Mäkipää   Ivan Kuzmin 10.0 km, 12 cp, 65 participants
1994   Nicolo Corradini
  Ivan Kuzmin
    Vidar Benjaminsen 7.7 km, 12 cp, 61 participants
1996   Bjorn Lans   Vidar Benjaminsen   Raino Pesu 8.0 km, 14 cp, 78 participants
1998   Raino Pesu   Nerijus Šulčys   Kjetil Ulven 10.8 km, 23 cp, 73 participants
2000   Nicolo Corradini   Eduard Khrennikov   Andrei Gruzdev 64 participants
2002   Eduard Khrennikov   Andrei Gruzdev   Kjetil Ulven 11.2 km, 64 participants
2004   Tomas Löfgren   Tommy Olsen   Arto Lilja 12.38 km, 36 cp, 68 participants
2005   Ruslan Gritsan
  Andrei Gruzdev
    Eduard Khrennikov 12.7 km, 21 cp, 63 participants
2007   Eduard Khrennikov   Staffan Tunis   Kirill Veselov 11.48 km, 29 cp, 71 participants
2009   Olli-Markus Taivainen   Staffan Tunis   Matti Keskinarkaus
2011   Staffan Tunis   Andrei Lamov   Peter Arnesson
2013   Peter Arnesson   Andrei Lamov   Kiril Veselov
2015   Staffan Tunis   Stanimir Belomazhev   Lars Moholdt
2017 [5]   Stanimir Belomazhev   Erik Rost   Lars Moholdt 3.4 km, 53 participants[5][6]
2019   Erik Rost   Audun Heimdal   Gion Schnyder

Women's short/middle distanceEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1988   Ragnhild Bratberg   Virpi Juutilainen   Sirpa Kukkonen 6.7 km, 8 cp, 35 participants
1990   Ragnhild Bratberg   Virpi Juutilainen   Arja Hannus 9.23 km, 9 cp, 34 participants
1992   Arja Hannus   Virpi Juutilainen   Annika Zell 7.0 km, 10 cp, 53 participants
1994   Virpi Juutilainen   Sanna Savolainen
  Hilde G. Pedersen
  5.5 km, 9 cp, 55 participants
1996   Arja Nuolioja   Annika Zell   Svetlana Haustova 6.0 km, 12 cp, 53 participants
1998   Annika Zell   Lena Hasselstrom   Liisa Anttila 8.6 km, 23 cp, 64 participants
2000   Tatiana Vlasova   Lena Hasselstrom   Liisa Anttila 32 participants
2002   Stina Grenholm   Erja Jokinen   Lena Hasselstrom 8.4 km, 42 participants
2004   Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik   Marie Lund   Stina Grenholm 9.03 km, 27 cp, 46 participants
2005   Tatiana Vlasova   Erja Jokinen   Stina Grenholm 10.1 km, 17 cp, 44 participants
2007   Tatiana Vlasova   Liisa Anttila   Natalia Tomilova 7.45 km, 20 cp, 49 participants
2009   Tatiana Vlasova   Helene Söderlund   Josefine Engström
2011   Polina Malchikova   Alena Trapeznikova   Stine Olsen Kirkevik
2013   Anastasia Kravchenko   Tatiana Kozlova   Josefine Engström
2015   Milka Reponen   Marjut Turunen   Mervi Pesu
2017 [7]   Tove Alexandersson   Polina Frolova   Salla Koskela 7.3 km, 32 participants[7][8]
2019   Maria Kechkina   Tove Alexandersson   Alena Trapeznikova

SprintEdit

This event was first held in 2002.

Men's sprintEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002   Andrei Gruzdev   Viktor Korchagin   Raino Pesu 4.2 km, 11 cp, 66 participants
2004   Eduard Khrennikov   Bengt Leandersson   Peter Arnesson 3.96 km, 21 cp, 73 participants
2005   Matti Keskinarkaus   Bertil Nordqvist   Tobias Aslund 3.9 km, 10 cp, 63 participants
2007   Eduard Khrennikov   Vadim Tolstopyatov   Staffan Tunis 3.84 km, 16 cp, 70 participants
2009   Andrei Lamov   Olli-Markus Taivainen   Staffan Tunis
2011   Olli-Markus Taivainen   Staffan Tunis   Peter Arnesson
2013   Peter Arnesson   Andrei Lamov   Kirill Veselov
2015   Andrey Lamov   Stanimir Belomazhev   Erik Rost
2017 [9]   Ulrik Nordberg   Andrey Lamov   Sergey Gorlanov 3.4 km, 55 participants[9][10]
2019   Sergei Gorlanov   Erik Rost   Eduard Khrennikov

Women's sprintEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2002   Lena Hasselstrom   Erja Jokinen   Tatiana Vlasova 3.3 km, 8 cp, 41 participants
2004   Tatiana Vlasova   Liisa Anttila   Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik 3.48 km, 19 cp, 48 participants
2005   Stine Hjermstad Kirkevik   Erja Jokinen   Katja Rajaniemi 3.6 km, 10 cp, 44 participants
2007   Tatiana Vlasova   Olga Novikova   Liisa Anttila
  Tatiana Kozlova
2.79 km, 14 cp, 48 participants
2009   Hannele Tonna   Helene Söderlund   Tatiana Vlasova
2011   Tove Alexandersson   Helene Söderlund   Liisa Anttila
2013   Tove Alexandersson   Mervi Pesu   Tatyana Kozlova
2015   Tove Alexandersson   Audhild Bakken Rognstad   Josefine Engström
2017 [9]   Tove Alexandersson   Polina Frolova   Salla Koskela 3.1 km, 32 participants[9][11]
2019   Tove Alexandersson   Magdalena Olsson   Maria Kechkina

RelayEdit

Men's relayEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975   Finland   Sweden    Switzerland
1977   Sweden   Bulgaria   Czechoslovakia
1980   Sweden   Finland   Bulgaria
1982   Sweden   Norway   Finland
1984   Sweden   Finland   Norway
1986   Norway   Bulgaria   Finland
1988   Finland   Sweden   Norway
1990   Sweden   Finland   Norway
1992   Finland   Russia   Norway
1994   Norway   Finland   Russia
1996   Sweden
Pär-Ove Bergqvist
Bertil Nordqvist
Björn Lans
  Finland   Norway
1998   Russia   Sweden   Finland
2000   Russia   Finland   Sweden
2002   Russia   Finland   Sweden
2004   Russia   Norway   Finland
2005   Russia   Finland   Sweden
2007   Russia   Sweden    Switzerland
2009   Finland   Russia   Sweden
2011   Finland
Olli Markus Taivainen
Matti Keskinarkaus
Staffan Tunis
  Sweden
Johan Granath
Erik Rost
Peter Arnesson
  Norway
Eivind Tonna
Hans Jörgen Kvåle
Lars Hol Moholdt
2013   Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Kiril Veselov
Andrei Lamov
  Sweden
Johan Granath
Martin Hammarberg
Peter Arnesson
  Finland
Ville-Petteri Saarela
Hannu-Pekka Pukema
Staffan Tunis
2015 [12]   Russia
Kiril Veselov
Eduard Khrennikov
Andrei Lamov
  Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Erik Rost
Andreas Holmberg
  Czech Republic
Jakub Skoda
Radek Laciga
Jiří Bouchal
2017 [13]   Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Kirill Veselov
Andrey Lamov
  Sweden
Martin Hammarberg
Ulrik Nordberg
Erik Rost
  Finland
Tero Linnainmaa
Juri Uusitalo
Ville Petteri Saarela
6.7 km, 16 controls, 14 countries[13][14]
2019   Russia
Vladislav Kiselev
Sergei Gorlanov
Andrey Lamov
  Sweden
Markus Lundholm
Martin Hammarberg
Erik Rost
  Norway
Bjørnar Kvale
Audun Heimdal
Lars Moholdt

Women's relayEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
1975   Finland   Sweden   Great Britain
1977   Finland   Sweden   Czechoslovakia
1980   Finland   Sweden   Czechoslovakia
1982   Sweden   Finland   Norway
1984   Sweden   Finland   Bulgaria
1986   Norway   Sweden   Bulgaria
1988   Finland   Norway   Sweden
1990   Finland   Sweden   Norway
1992   Sweden   Finland   Norway
1994   Sweden   Norway   Finland
1996   Sweden   Russia   Finland
1998   Finland   Sweden   Norway
2000   Finland   Sweden   Russia
2002   Russia   Sweden   Finland
2004   Finland   Russia   Sweden
2005   Norway   Sweden   Finland
2007   Russia   Finland   Sweden
2009   Sweden   Russia   Czech Republic
2011   Russia
Alena Trapeznikova
Tatyana Kozlova
Polina Malchikova
  Norway
Barbro Kvåle
Stine Olsen Kirkevik
Marte Reenas
  Finland
Marjul Turunen
Liisa Anttila
Hannele Tonna
2013   Russia
Anastasia Kravchenko
Yuliya Tarasenko
Tatyana Kozlova
  Sweden
Magdalena Olsson
Josefine Engström
Tove Alexandersson
  Finland
Milka Leppäsalm
Marjut Turunen
Mervi Pesu
2015 [12]   Sweden
Frida Sandberg
Tove Alexandersson
Josefine Engström
  Finland
Milka Reponen
Mira Kaskinen
Mervi Pesu
  Russia
Kseniya Tretyakova
Tatiana Oborina
Yuliya Tarasenko
2017 [13]   Russia
Maria Kechkina
Polina Frolova
Alena Trapeznikova
  Finland
Mirka Suutari
Marjut Turunen
Salla Koskela
  Czech Republic
Petra Hancova
Kristina Kolinova
Hanna Hancikova
5.6 km, 13 controls, 5 countries[2][15]
2019   Russia
Alena Trapeznikova
Tatjana Oborina
Maria Kechkina
  Sweden
Linda Lindkvist
Magdalena Olsson
Tove Alexandersson
  Finland
Mirka Suutari
Milka Reponen
Salla Koskela

Mixed Sprint RelayEdit

This event was first held in 2011.

Year Gold Silver Bronze Notes
2011   Russia
Andrey Grigoriev
Polina Malchikova
  Sweden
Peter Arnesson
Helene Söderlund
  Finland
Matti Keskinarkaus
Liisa Anttila
2013   Sweden
Tove Alexandersson
Peter Arnesson
  Finland
Mervi Pesu
Staffan Tunis
  Bulgaria
Antoniya Grigorova
Stanimir Belomazhev
2015   Russia
Yuliya Tarasenko
Andrey Lamov
  Finland
Mira Kaskinen
Staffan Tunis
  Sweden
Josefine Engström
Erik Rost
2017 [16]   Sweden
Tove Alexandersson
Erik Rost
  Russia
Polina Frolova
Andrey Lamov
  Finland
Salla Koskela
Ville Petteri Saarela

2017 redistribution of medalsEdit

In July 2017 it was announced that the IOF Council had decided to redistribute the medals for 2017, following the disqualification of Polina Frolova's results from the World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 due to violation of anti-doping rules.[17]

All-time medal tableEdit

(Updated after 2019 competition)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)483028106
2  Sweden (SWE)454434123
3  Finland (FIN)375249138
4  Norway (NOR)14172455
5  Italy (ITA)4015
6  Bulgaria (BUL)34411
7  Czech Republic (CZE)0134
8  Lithuania (LTU)0101
9  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0033
   Switzerland (SUI)0033
11  Estonia (EST)0011
Totals (11 nations)151149150450

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Ski Orienteering Championships". International Orienteering Federation. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Long, 11 march, 2017
  3. ^ Эрик Рост - чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию на длинной дистанции
  4. ^ Мария Кечкина – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию на длинной дистанции
  5. ^ a b World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 10 march, 2017
  6. ^ Станимир Беломажев – чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию на средней дистанции
  7. ^ a b World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 9 march, 2017
  8. ^ Туве Александерссон – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию на средней дистанции
  9. ^ a b c d World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Sprint, 8 march, 2017
  10. ^ Ульрик Нордберг – чемпион мира по лыжному ориентированию в спринте
  11. ^ Туве Александерссон – чемпионка мира по лыжному ориентированию в спринте
  12. ^ a b "2015 Ski Orienteering World Championships". Orienteering USA. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  13. ^ a b c World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Relay, 12 march, 2017
  14. ^ Представители сборной России – чемпионы мира по лыжному ориентированию в эстафете
  15. ^ Представительницы сборной России – чемпионки мира по лыжному ориентированию в эстафете
  16. ^ World Ski Orienteering Championships 2017 Middle, 9 march, 2017
  17. ^ "Redistribution of championship medals from WSOC and ESOC". International Orienteering Federation. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 24 September 2017.

External links and referencesEdit