Tove Alexandersson took fourth straight World Championship gold in the long distance
Tove Alexandersson once again proved that she is best when she crushed all resistance and took home the fourth straight World Cup gold in the long distance.
There is no easy terrain that Norwegian Östfold offers. Heavy forest, very blueberry rice and fairly high altitudes made it extra difficult for the orienteers during the first day of the championship. But that didn't stop Tove from taking his fourth straight World Cup gold. And that in superior style.
Already between control four and five, Alexandersson led by one minute and 23 seconds before the second - and the distance only grew. Once in goal she was six minutes before second.
For Alexandersson, who is investing in tripling the World Cup gold, is now waiting for tomorrow's average distance and then the relay on Saturday. At the median distance, the 26-year-old chases revenge at last year's World Cup in Latvia when she totally bombed and missed the medal.
Today's World Cup medal was Alexandersson's eighth World Cup medal.
The competition is ongoing.