New Zealand's Tim Robertson and Hungary’s Virág Weiler won the respective men's and women's sprint-distance events as action continued today at the World University Orienteering Championships in Kuortane in Finland.
Robertson completed the men's four kilometres course in 13min 44.2sec, beating nearest challenger Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway by a margin of 7.9 seconds.
Australia's Henry McNulty rounded out the podium in 14:08.3.
In the women's 3.5km race, Weiler triumphed with a time of 13:48.3.
She edged Switzerland's Martina Ruch to victory by just 0.5 seconds.
Poland's Aleksandra Hornik finished a further 10 seconds behind in third.
The top three of sprint race! Women:— WUOC2018 (@wuoc2018) July 19, 2018
🥇 Virág Weiler HUN 13.48.3
🥈 Martina Ruch SUI 13.48.8
🥉 Alexandra Hornik POL 13.58.8
🥇 Tim Robertson NZL 13.44.2
🥈 Trond Einar Moen Pedersli NOR 13.52.1
🥉 Henry McNulty AUS 14.08.3
Great job everyone!#WUOC2018 #orienteering
Long-distance races are due to take place tomorrow.
The Championships are scheduled to conclude with a relay event on Saturday (July 21).
Organisers will hold a Closing Ceremony after the final competition.
A total of 34 World University Championships are being held in 2018.
The events were awarded by the International University Sports Federation.