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MOC Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2012
25/03/2012 - MOC 2012 – Stage 3: A successful final in Villa Borghese

 

The Mediterranean Open Championship 2012 ended today with the third and final race in Rome’s great park, Villa Borghese. Jerker Lysell (Sweden) and Ines Brodmann (Switzerland) won the sprint race in the men’s respective women’s senior class, and they also took the overall MOC victories. Jerker Lysell, who was in the lead before the final stage today, took a superb victory overall in the men’s senior class. The Swedish national team runner was almost half a minute faster than the former world champion Matthias Müller from Switzerland at the long sprint race in the famous park Villa Borghese. The course was 4800 metres with 20 controls – and the winning time was 18.48 minutes. Lysell won the overall victory with almost one and a half minutes ahead of Scott Fraser, Great Britain. Fraser was number three at today’s race. Third place overall went to Matthias Müller who was only eight seconds faster than the Norwegian Øystein Kvaal Østerbø (3rd place overall MOC 2011) in the overall. In the women’s class, also Ines Brodmann was in the lead before the final stage, and she won the race Sunday morning with six seconds ahead of team mate Rahel Friederich. Tessa Hill (Great Britain) on third place was only seven seconds behind Ines Brodmann in the final sprint race. The women's course was 4300 metres with 18 controls. The Swiss Ines Brodmann took the overall victory ahead of Rahel Friederich, but only with a margin of 51 seconds after three demanding stages. Third place overall went to Tessa Hill. Men’s junior class (M 20) was won by the Finnish runner Olli-Pekka Heikkila in the overall. He was also fastest in the final stage of MOC 2012 in Villa Borghese today. Oda Wennemo, Norway, in the women’s junior class (W 20) also took her third stage victory. In the overall she was almost five minutes faster than the girl on the second place. These are the winners of the 3rd and final stage of MOC 2012 on the 25th March: Men Senior (M 21-34) – 4800 m / 20 controls: Jerker Lysell, Sweden, 18:48 Women Senior (W 21-34) – 4300 m / 18 controls: Ines Brodmann, Switzerland, 21:04 M 14 – 3400 m / 12 controls: Johan Wehlin, Sweden, 20:16 M 20 – 4100 m / 15 controls: Olli-Pekka Heikkila, Finland, 22:05 M 35 – 4300 m / 18 controls: David Rollins, Great Britain, 20:53 M 50 – 3600 m / 15 controls: Jörgen Mårtensson, Sweden, 20:03 M 60 – 3200 m / 15 controls: Seppo Kuikko, Finland, 20:18 M 65 – 3200 m / 15 controls: Knut Skjeset, Norway, 19:08 M 70 – 2800 m / 12 controls: Juhani Kalervo Jokinen, Finland, 19:36 M 75 – 2800 m / 12 controls: Rune Carlsson, Sweden, 22:06 W 14 – 3400 m / 12 controls: Sofie S.Iversen, Norway, 20:11 W 20 – 3600 m / 15 controls: Oda Wennemo, Norway, 20:40 W 35 – 4100 m / 15 controls: Maja Kunz, Switzerland, 23:49 W 50 – 3200 m / 15 controls: Eva Löv Folkesson, Sweden, 20:13 W 60 – 3200 m / 15 controls: Ingrid E.Ström, Sweden, 23:30 W 65 – 2800 m / 12 controls: Hanne Marie Sande Bræck, Norway, 25:30 W 70 – 2800 m / 12 controls: Birgitta Stenström, Sweden, 25:03 W 75 – 2800 m / 12 controls: Inger E. Vamnes, Norway, 30:34 Open 1 – 3400 m / 12 controls: Daniele Monaco, Italy, 22:21 Beginners – 1700 m / 9 controls: Florian Resch, Austria, 33:25 Overall winners after 3 stages of MOC 2012 Men Senior (M 21-34): Jerker Lysell, Sweden Women Senior (W 21-34): Ines Brodmann, Switzerland M 14: Johan Wehlin, Sweden M 20: Olli-Pekka Heikkila, Finland M 35: David Rollins, Great Britain M 50: Jörgen Mårtensson, Sweden M 60: Sven-Olov Wiklund, Sweden M 65: Stefan Greger Larsson, Sweden M 70: Helge Bjaaland, Norway M 75: Rune Carlsson, Sweden W 14: Tuuli Heikkila, Finland W 20: Oda Wennemo, Norway W 35: Maja Kunz, Switzerland W 50: Eva Löv Folkesson, Sweden W 60: Ingrid E. Ström, Sweden W 65: Hanne Marie Sande Bræck, Norway W 70: Birgitta Stenström, Sweden W 75: Inger E. Vamnes, Norway Beginners: Florian Resch, Austria