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Athlete profile: Matthias Merz
NOTE! Athlete background is outdated, last updated 2014-07-04 11:16:04
Run his first WOC in Sweden (2004) still being a junior and joined every WOC since then. Retired after the 2013 season. Hit his maximum shape at WOC 2007, winning the long distance in impressive style, and also catching the silver medal on the sprint. Since then he is probably the most steady athlete of the World Cup, never ranked worse than sixth in the overall worldcup in the last five seasons. Just outside the medals with a 5th spot at the long distance in 2008, but back in the individual medals with bronze in WOC middle distance 2009 and silver at EOC middle distance in 2010. After two years without individual medal at WOC he got two silvers on homeground (long and sprint). Important part of the Swiss relay team. Chair of the IOF Foot Orienteering Athletes' commission.
Born placeLuzern (SUI)
Born year1984
LivesAarau (SUI)

World Orienteering Championships (WOC)
2 gold medals

2009, Relay, Miskolc, Hungary
2007, Long, Kiev, Ukraine

3 silver medals

2012, Sprint, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012, Long, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007, Sprint, Kiev, Ukraine

4 bronze medals

2010, Relay, Trondheim, Norway
2009, Middle, Miskolc, Hungary
2008, Relay, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2005, Relay, Aichi, Japan

Best for each discipline:

Long: Gold 2007, Kiev, Ukraine
Middle: Bronze 2009, Miskolc, Hungary
Sprint: Silver last time 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland
Relay: Gold 2009, Miskolc, Hungary

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Overall World Cup (WC Overall)
3. place: 3 times

WC Overall 2012
WC Overall 2011
WC Overall 2008

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European Orienteering Championships (EOC)
1 gold medal

2010, Relay, Primorsko, Bulgaria

3 silver medals

2012, Long, Falun, Sweden
2010, Middle, Primorsko, Bulgaria
2008, Relay, Ventspils, Latvia

Best for each discipline:

Long: Silver 2012, Falun, Sweden
Middle: Silver 2010, Primorsko, Bulgaria
Sprint: 4. place 2010, Primorsko, Bulgaria
Relay: Gold 2010, Primorsko, Bulgaria

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Open Nordic Orienteering Championships (NOC)
3 gold medals

2007, Sprint, Bornholm, Denmark
2007, Relay, Bornholm, Denmark
2007, Long, Bornholm, Denmark

2 silver medals

2009, Relay, Salo, Finland
2009, Long, Salo, Finland

Best for each discipline:

Long: Gold 2007, Bornholm, Denmark
Middle: 6. place 2009, Salo, Finland
Sprint: Gold 2007, Bornholm, Denmark
Relay: Gold 2007, Bornholm, Denmark

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World Cup (WC)
1. place: Once

2007, WC no. 7, Kiev, UKR, Long, WOC

2. place: 10 times

2012, WC no. 8, Lausanne, Switzerland, Long, WOC
2012, WC no. 6, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sprint, WOC
2012, WC no. 2, Falun, SWE, Long, EOC
2011, WC no. 3, NORT, NOR, Middle
2011, WC no. 1, NORT, FIN, Sprint
2010, WC no. 2, Primorsko, BUL, Middle, EOC
2008, WC no. 13, Postfinancesprint, SUI, Sprint
2008, WC no. 9, Sälen, SWE, Sprint
2007, WC no. 9, Stein am Rhein - Swisscup, SUI, Middle
2007, WC no. 8, Kiev, UKR, Sprint, WOC

3. place: 4 times

2013, WC no. 2, New Zealand, NZL, Sprint
2012, WC no. 5, Postfinancesprint, SUI, Sprint
2009, WC no. 5, Miskolc, HUN, Middle, WOC
2008, WC no. 12, Postfinancesprint, SUI, Middle

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Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC)
1. place: 3 times

2004, Long, Gdynia, Poland
2003, Middle, Põlva, Estonia
2002, Relay, Alicante, Spain

2. place: 2 times

2004, Middle, Gdynia, Poland
2003, Long, Põlva, Estonia

3. place: 2 times

2004, Relay, Gdynia, Poland
2003, Relay, Põlva, Estonia

Best for each discipline:

Long: 1. place 2004, Gdynia, Poland
Middle: 1. place 2003, Põlva, Estonia
Relay: 1. place 2002, Alicante, Spain

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Other international results

Individual results:
2007: Springcup, 2. place
2006: Springcup, 1. place
2005: Worldgames, 15. place
2012: Jukola 2012, 8. place (7. leg, Out: 8. place, In: 8. place, OK Tisaren)
2011: Jukola 2011, 25. place (7. leg, Out: 31. place, In: 25. place, Rajamäen Rykmentti)
2009: Jukola 2009, 13. place (7. leg, Out: 19. place, In: 13. place, Rajamäen Rykmentti)
2007: Jukola 2007, 12. place (7. leg, Out: 10. place, In: 12. place, Rajamäen Rykmentti)
2006: Jukola 2006, 15. place (6. leg, Out: 27. place, In: 20. place, Rajamäen Rykmentti)
2002: Jukola 2002, 77. place (5. leg, Out: 38. place, In: 25. place, OK Tisaren)

Matthias Merz is found under the following names:
Matthias Merz (175 times) .

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