1. Gustav Bergman
Gustav Bergman got his real breakthrough with the 5th place at the European Championships at homeground in Falun, Sweden in 2012 - and has since been part of the orienteering elite. Took his first senior World Championships medal with a bronze medal at the middle distance in Vuokatti, Finland in 2013, and was also a central part of Sweden's relay silver in Vuokatti. In 2014 he was one of the big favourites for the middle distance at the World Championships after a strong spring season, but failed completely.
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2. Daniel Hubmann
Finally got his BIG WIN at WOC long 2008, after four silver medals at EOC and three in WOC. This gold medal was very deserved and popular - and he followed up with gold on the long distance in Hungary in 2009 and gold on the sprint in France in 2011. As of June 2017, Daniel Hubmann has won 23 WOC medals, of which 6 are gold and 16 are individual medals. In addition he has won 11 EOC medals, of which 4 are gold and 10 are individual medals.
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3. Matthias Kyburz
Extreme sprint talent in his early senior years, but gradually improved also in forest orienteering up to a level where he won the overall World Cup the first time in 2012 and also World Cup races in all disciplines. As of June 2017, Matthias Kyburz has won 6 WOC medals, of which 4 are individual medals. In addition he has won 2 EOC medals, of which both are individual medals. With his World Champs title over the middle distance in 2016, Kyburz had taken WOC gold medals in sprint, middle, relay and sprint relay, and as June 2017 only the long distance gold medal was missing.
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4. Tove Alexandersson
After six WOC silver medals between 2012 and 2014, Tove Alexandersson was finally on the very top of the podium when it really counted in 2016: Gold medals on both middle and long distance in both WOC and EOC! As of June 2017, Tove Alexandersson has won 11 WOC medals, of which 2 are gold and 8 are individual medals. In addition she has won 5 EOC medals, of which 2 are gold and 3 are individual medals.
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5. Natalia Gemperle
Took a 5th place at the World Championships Middle in France in 2011 as a first year senior on a very technical course. Struggled to get up to this level again the next years, but was back in the top for the 2015 season where she finished just outside the medals at the WOC long distance in Inverness, Scotland with another 5th place. 2016 was her real breakthrough season with many strong races throughout the season - the highlight being a silver medal in the long distance, a bronze medal in the middle distance, and a gold medal with the Russian relay team at the World Championships in Strömstad, Sweden.
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6. Sabine Hauswirth
Part of the Swiss relay team that won the gold medal at the World Championships in Italy and at the European Championships in Portugal in 2014. Also a strong individual runner with Top 3 results in the World Cup - two times second at Worldcup in Switzerland 2015/2016. As a junior she finished 4th on the individual long distance and 3rd on the relay at the Junior World Championships in Australia in 2007.
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