Park World Tour Orienteering Report & Results from race 6/8, Tokyo, Japan

Park World Tour Orienteering Report & Results from race 6/8, Tokyo, Japan
11.10.1999

Swedish Smash at the PWT Final Week Opening
Gunilla Svard and Hakan Eriksson winners in Tokyo


The fight for the total victory in the mens Park World Tour gets tougher, as overall leader Rudolf Ropek made mistakes in the opening race of the final week in Asia. The Swedes Hakan Eriksson and Gunilla Svard were on top of the
podium - among 50.000 visitors in the Showa Kinen Park in Tokyo - and Allan Mogensen is now only one point behind Ropek with two races left to run.
Gunilla Svard scored her ninth victory in the four years Park World Tour history and overtook the lead, 12 points ahead of Johanna Asklof of Finland, who finished sixth in the Tokyo race.

"Great fun"
- It was great fun with a lot of people, and there was still space for us to run. I missed around one minute in total and I thought this would never be enough to win, said Svard.
Dorte Dahl, Danish winner in Oslo one month ago, had another great day finishing second, 12 seconds behind Svard and only two before Katarina Allberg of Sweden, climbing the PWT podium for the first time.

For 38 year old Hakan Eriksson, the Park World Tour season had been a disaster so far, but now he reached the top with an almost perfect race.
"I run fast between the controls, but then slowed down not to make any mistakes at the controls" explained Eriksson.
Grant Bluett of Australia lost by ten seconds and finished second, with Yuri Omeltchenko as number three and Allan Mogensen as number four.
Dane Mogensen is now only one point behind leading Ropek, who was disturbed by a competitor following him in the beginning of the course. Ropek finished 10th, while also Jorgen Martensson and Kjetil Bjorlo had difficulties with
the concentration - hardly having recovered from the seven hours time difference between Scandinavia and Japan.

The two last PWT races will be run in Hangzhou and Shanghai this weekend.

Results in Tokyo 11.10.1999:

Women, 3,1 km 17 controls: 1) Gunilla Svard SWE 16:36,0, 2) Dorte Dahl DEN 16:48,0, 3) Katarina Allberg SWE 16:50,6, 4) Elisabeth Ingvaldsen NOR 16:53,6, 5) Karolina Arewang SWE 16:55,3, 6) Johanna Asklof FIN 17:08,4, 7) Sabrina Meister-Fesseler SUI 17:33,4, 8) Lucie Boehm AUT 17:47,7, 9) Maria Sandstrom SWE 18:04,4, 10) Hanne Staff NOR 18:04,8, 11) Jana Cieslarova CZE 18:35,2, 12) Katarina Borg SWE 18:36,3, 13) Yuki Takano JPN 21:07,1, 14) Shihoko Ochiai JPN 21:32,5, 15) Nobuko Miyoshi JPN 21:32,8, 16) Yuka Kinnami JPN 21:37,9, 17) Madoka Watanabe JPN 21:43,0, 18) Naoko Kano JPN 24:37,5, 19) Rika Tajima JPN 25:01,5, 20) Hidemi Akaishi JPN 26:39,1, 21) Xiao Huimin CHN 30:55,9.

Men 3,1 km, 17 controls: 1) Hakan Eriksson SWE 13:34,9, 2) Grant Bluett AUS 13:44,4, 3) Yuri Omeltchenko UKR 13:58,7, 4) Allan Mogensen DEN 14:08,6, 5) Odin Tellesbo NOR 14:10,0, 6) Björnar Valstad NOR 14:31,7, 7) Michael Mamlejev RUS 14:32,9, 8) Juha Peltola FIN 14:37,6, 9) Thomas H.Nielsen DEN 14:47,3, 10) Rudolf Ropek CZE 14:54,0, 11) Tom Quayle AUS 15:48,0, 12) Koji Kashimada JPN 16:32,1,
13) Hirobumi Kagaya JPN 16:34,5, 14) Steve Holmes HKG 16:35,1, 15) Jorgen Martensson SWE 16:56,8, 16) Kjetil Bjorlo NOR 17:03,8, 17) Yasuaki Ishii JPN 17:15,4, 18) Chikafumi Tsuchiya JPN 17:16,4, 19) Takanori Arata JPN
17:28,0, Toshiyuki Matsuzawa JPN DSQ, Gan Yixing CHN DSQ.

Total Standings after 6 of 8 races

Men: 1) Rudolf Ropek CZE 85 points, 2) Allan Mogensen DEN 84, 3) Yuri Omeltchenko UKR 74, 4) Odin Tellesbö NOR 67, 5) Grant Bluett AUS 67, 6) Kjetil Björlo NOR 66, 7) Jörgen Mårtensson SWE and Björnar Valstad NOR 59, 9) Carsten Jörgensen DEN 48, 10) Håkan Eriksson SWE 30, 11) Petter Thoresen NOR 24, 12) Svajunas Ambrazas LTU, 13) Tom Quayle AUS 18, 14) Jimmy Birklin SWE 17 and Juha Peltola FIN 17, 16) Thomas H. Nielsen DEN 15, 17) Bernt Björnsgård NOR 13, 18) Michal Jedlicka CZE 12, 19) Alain Berger SUI, Mikael
Boström FIN and Michael Mamlejev RUS 9.

Women: 1) Gunilla Svärd SWE 101 points, 2) Johanna Asklöf FIN 89, 3) Lucie Böhm AUT 76, 4) Hanne Staff NOR 68, 5) Dorte Dahl DEN 66, 6) Heather Monro GBR 65, 7) Maria Sandström SWE 46, 8) Reeta Kolkkala FIN 45, 9) Elisabeth
Ingvaldsen NOR 43, 10) Katarina Borg SWE 38, 11) Vronig König-Salmi SUI 37, 12) Sabrina Meister SUI 35, 13) Katarina Allberg SWE 31, 14) Liisa Anttila FIN 26, 15) Brigitte Wolf SUI 23, 16) Birgitte Husebye NOR 20,
17) Jana Cieslarova CZE 18, 18) Karolina Arewång SWE 17, 19) Eija Koskivaara FIN 16, 20) Yvette Baker GBR 4.

Men: 1) Rudolf Ropek CZE 85 points, 2) Allan Mogensen DEN 84, 3) Yuri Omeltchenko UKR 74, 4) Odin Tellesbö NOR 67, 5) Grant Bluett AUS 67, 6) Kjetil Björlo NOR 66, 7) Jörgen Mårtensson SWE and Björnar Valstad NOR 59, 9) Carsten Jörgensen DEN 48, 10) Håkan Eriksson SWE 30, 11) Petter Thoresen NOR 24, 12) Svajunas Ambrazas LTU, 13) Tom Quayle AUS 18, 14) Jimmy Birklin SWE 17 and Juha Peltola FIN 17, 16) Thomas H. Nielsen DEN 15, 17) Bernt Björnsgård NOR 13, 18) Michal Jedlicka CZE 12, 19) Alain Berger SUI, Mikael
Boström FIN and Michael Mamlejev RUS 9.

More information on site:
Ryohei Toshimitsu, Park World Tour Organiser - mobile phone +81 90 2474 9401
Pictures from the Park World Tour:
Thommy Nyhlén, mobile phone +46 708 884 763, e-mail Denne e-mail adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den.

Complete results, total standings, pictures and facts:
http://www.pwt.org

The Park World Tour runners can be reached at
Crest Hotel Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Tel +81 42 521 1111, fax +81 42 521 1281

Roald Kramer, O-posten
11/10 1999

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