The Norwegian relay team at the World Championships in orienteering won its 12th gold medal heading into the weekend, adding to its domination of the sport. The World Championships literally shone for the Norwegians and not least Olav Lundanes.
He had already won gold last week in the long-distance race, which combines running through difficult courses in forests and finding specific posts along the way. Then he was part of the men’s relay team, which also included Eskil Kinneberg and Magne Dæhli. They outpaced their rivals and won high praise from the chief of the Norwegian national orienteering team.
“They ran perfectly for the second year in a row,” claimed coach Kenneth Buch to website orienteering.no. “The boys have taken relay orienteering to a new level.” The World Championships were held this year in the forests of Estonia.