WTOC2012 - Day2

Tentsmuir East

At last the weather improved and the final day saw some warm sunshine.  The Day2 course started near the ice house at Tentsmuir and followed a route of 1.9km back to the car park with 23 controls and 2 timed controls.  The route used some narrow paths within the forest which proved challenging to wheelchair users and their escorts, but allowed everyone to experience the most beautiful parts of the forest and coastline.

In the Paralympic class, Seppa and Jansson both achieved 24 points with Seppa ahead on time.  Joint third place went to Ivica Bertol (Croatia) and Kari Pinola (Finland) on 23 points (both 80 sec for the timed controls).

Combined results for the two days gave victory to Jansson, one point ahead of Seppa with Kucherenko a further point behind.

In the Open class, three competitors achieved a maximum score of 25 points – Vitaliy Kyrychenko (Ukraine), Christian Gieseler (Germany) and Ian Ditchfield (Great Britain).  Not far behind was GBR’s John Kewley in 10th place, rueing a loss of concentration leading to an error at the last control. The Day 1 leaders had a less successful day, with Gerdtman 13th, Rusanen 26th and Ebright 42nd.

The combined results showed continuing Swedish dominance with victory for Gerdtman, followed by Kyrychenko and Sergiy Stoian (Ukraine).  Ditchfield achieved a podium place in 5th.  Defending champion Lauri Kontkanen was not able to repeat his success of last year and finished in 20th place.

Day 2 also involved a team competition; each federation declared a team of 3 which included at least one paralympic and one open competitor.  Finland prevented a Swedish clean sweep of the gold medals by taking victory with their team of Kontkanen, Rusanen and Seppa, finishing on the same points but  ahead of Sweden on time.  Croatia took the bronze medal, with Lithuania, Czech Republic and Ukraine also on the podium and the Great Britain team of Ditchfield, Kewley and John Crosby just missing out in 7th.

The sun shone for the medal ceremony.  The medals were presented by Sari Salomaa-Niemi (Chair, IOF TrailO Commission).  Also in the presentation party were Anna Tizzard (Scottish Disability Sport), Lyn West (British Orienteering) and Roger Scrutton (SOA), supported by members of the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad.

In the evening a gala dinner took place at the Event Centre followed by traditional Scottish music and dancing.  Strip the Willow and the Gay Gordons were fairly chaotic whilst some of the wheelchair competitors enjoyed a more sedate waltz.  A double (finish) circle for Auld Lang Syne rounded off a very successful championships in fitting style.

Photos to follow.

Maps and solutions for Day 2

Results

TrailO Day2 – Paralympic class

TrailO Day2 – Open class

TrailO Day1+2 combined result – Paralympic class

TrailO Day1+2 combined result – Open class

TrailO Team competition

TrailO Day2 Public

 

Last edited: 11th Jun 12

Image gallery

Ola Jansson, winner paralympic class-(credit:Nick Barrable (CompassSport))

Ola Jansson, winner paralympic class

Stig Gerdman, winner open class-(credit:Orienteering.SE)

Stig Gerdman, winner open class

Taken by Nick Barrable, CompasSport

WTOC Day 2 Banquet friends.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Banquet friends.JPG

The dancing begins at the banquet..JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

The dancing begins at the banquet..JPG

Ukraine 6th in the team competition.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Ukraine 6th in the team competition.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Top 6 Overall.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Top 6 Overall.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic 4th - 6th.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic 4th - 6th.JPG

Czech_Team_in_5th.jpg-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Czech_Team_in_5th.jpg

WTOC Overall - 4th - 6th.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Overall - 4th - 6th.JPG

Open Class Top 6.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Open Class Top 6.JPG

The Home Nations Trail O team.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

The Home Nations Trail O team.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Some of the large team of volunteers who made it all happen.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Some of the large team of volunteers who made it all happen.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic top 6.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic top 6.JPG

WTOC Day 2 - Medals.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 - Medals.JPG

Prize-Giving Spectators.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Prize-Giving Spectators.JPG

Croatia 3rd in the Team.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Croatia 3rd in the Team.JPG

Top 3 Teams.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Top 3 Teams.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic Silver Pekka Seppa FIN.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic Silver Pekka Seppa FIN.JPG

WTOC Day 2 045.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 045.JPG

Top 3 overall - Open Class.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Top 3 overall - Open Class.JPG

WTOC Day 2 052.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 052.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic Podium.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Paralympic Podium.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Chris James on the microphone.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Chris James on the microphone.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Ian Ditchfield GBR gets interviewed by the Portugese Press.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Ian Ditchfield GBR gets interviewed by the Portugese Press.JPG

Team Sweden - Silver medal.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Team Sweden - Silver medal.JPG

WTOC Swedish Team Silver.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Swedish Team Silver.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Team Croatia.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Team Croatia.JPG

Team Lithuania in 4th.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Team Lithuania in 4th.JPG

Ceilidh.jpg-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Ceilidh.jpg

WTOC Day 2 Ceilidh.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Ceilidh.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Prize-giving Spectators.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Prize-giving Spectators.JPG

WTOC Day 2 Medal Ceremony.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

WTOC Day 2 Medal Ceremony.JPG

Finland win the Team Competition.JPG-(credit:Nick Barrable, CompassSport)

Finland win the Team Competition.JPG