O-Ringen on the TV, Action in the MTBO Races

O-Ringen in the SVT Morning Studio!

On Thursday morning, O-Ringen was broadcast directly into SVT's morning studio. With the TV team in place at Backsjö, and with the beautiful Backsjö lake and the competitors on the way to the start in the background, the TV viewers had the best possible impression of the race!

O-Ringen The High Coast Secretary General Clas Engström was interviewed, as well as one of the participating orienteering families. To view the TV piece, click hereexternal link and scroll down to about 2:09.

MTBO - Important final details for stage 5

Please click hereexternal link for some important final details for stage 5 of the MTBO.


MTBO - Riders mix it up before the final stage

OK Trian’s Ingrid Stengård, 43, won the fourth stage sprint in the W21 in MtbO at Skyttis.

Ingrid Stengård on the finish line.

“I made some stupid mistakes at the end. I lost maybe one and a half minutes,” she said at the finish.

Just behind the winner at 49 and 51 seconds were Linn Bylars from Forsa OK and Nadia Larsson from Fredrikshof's IF Skid & OK. All three will ride the World Championships in two weeks.

O-ringen results are also significant for the week. On Friday's chasing start, Ingrid Stengård will be first off, with Nadia Larsson two minutes later and Linn Bylar's three more.

”I do not think she should be comlacent, both me and Linn are excited to ride it,” said Nadia Larsson.

”I feel I do not have anything to lose. Maybe there may be some chances. I'm going for this.”

Linn Bylars.

Third placed Linn Bylars is of a similar mind.

“I have nothing to lose. I'm coming in high speed from behind,” she said.

In M21 it is less dramatic. Marcus Jansson from Garphyttans IF has won all the stages and leads by over ten minutes overall.

”It went better today, the first few days were a bit clumsy orienteering. I will be trying to do the same thing tomorrow. Just trying to go right and make my own moves,” he said.

The course-setting couple Sara and Fredrik Forsgren are delighted with the week's competitions.

”People seem satisfied, so we are satisfied. Mostly yesterday there was praise of the courses, when many people came and gave us praise,” said Sara Forsgren.

”We have done quite a lot of work. It's several years of planning, so it's going to be nice to just be a particiant next year,” said Fredrik Forsgren.

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