Today, on the 1st of December, opens the registration for the World Orienteering Championships 2018 spectator race “LATVIA O-Week”. This is going to be a six-day long orienteering experience in beautiful and interesting terrains, as well as a unique opportunity to follow the performance of the world’s best orienteers and simultaneously test own skills in the terrains of the World Championships right here in Latvia.
Latvian National Team Management has made the final desision and selected the following runners to World Cup in Latvia.
This month we are organising the Orienteering World Cup 2017, Stage 3, to introduce the next year’s World Orienteering Championships. The international event from 24th of August to 27th of August will bring together 300 athletes from 27 countries. To have everything running smoothly, we cannot do without our eager-to-help volunteers.
To give the currently best runners proper time to prepare for the World Cup, the Team Management has already decided to select the following runners to World Cup which will take place in Latvia from 24th to 27th of August in Cēsis.
In April orienteering season in Latvia traditionally starts with Kurzemes Pavasaris two day competitions. This year's WRE took place in Talsi area on the 8th and 9th of April where the terrain is very similar to World Orienteering Championships 2017 in Estonia. The race was won by Emma Johansson from Sweden and Haavard Haga from Norway in Elite categories.
World University Orienteering Championship took place in Hungary, Miskolc. Students from 34 countries raced five consecutive days from 31st of July until 4th of August. Latvia was represented by Sandra Grosberga, Laura Leiboma, Madara Brice, Elīna Svilpe, Artūrs Pauliņš, Andris Jubelis, Dāvis Dišlers, Artjoms Rekuņenko un Alvis Reinsons. The best result was achieved by Sandra Grosberga who finished 9th in middle distance.
On the past weekend 10th stage of Latvia cup took place near Svente, Daugavpils. Summer Challenge gathered 180 participants and victories in elite classes went to Svajunas Pajaujis (Lithuania) and Irina Yurok (Belarus).
On the last week of July after a summer break Latvian orienteering season restarted with two day Latvian Cup competitions "Sigulda Cup" which gathered 300 participants. The fastest in elite classes were Irita Puķīte and Guntis Māliņš, both representing orienteering club "Kāpa".
Exactly one month to go for the World Championships in Strömstad, Sweden and it is now clear who will represent Latvia there.