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Athlete profile: Venla Harju
NOTE! Athlete background is outdated, last updated 2017-06-28 03:21:16
Took a surprise bronze medal at the sprint and silver medal at the middle distance in the World Championships on home ground in 2013 - after barely being among the outsiders ahead of the championships. Has since managed to get several Top 10 results in the World Cup and two 9th places from EOC in 2016, but as of June 2017 not yet managed to climb up onto the podium again after 2013. Gold medal from JWOC in 2008 in Sweden.
WoO RankingOverall: 8, Sprint: 12, Middle: 7, Long: 6
World Ranking Middle/Long 5 / Sprint 17 (as of 18/4/2024)
ClubTampereen Pyrinto
Born placeTampere
Born year1990
LivesTampere (FIN)

World Orienteering Championships (WOC)
1 silver medal

2013, Relay, Vuokatti, Finland

4 bronze medals

2019, Middle, Ostfold, Norway
2017, Relay, Tartu, Estonia
2017, Middle, Tartu, Estonia
2013, Sprint, Vuokatti, Finland

Best for each discipline:

Long: 6. place 2019, Ostfold, Norway
Middle: Bronze last time 2019, Ostfold, Norway
Sprint: Bronze 2013, Vuokatti, Finland
Relay: Silver 2013, Vuokatti, Finland
MixedRelay: 7. place last time 2022, Vejle, Denmark
KO-Sprint: 16. place 2022, Vejle, Denmark

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Overall World Cup (WC Overall)
Best result 11. place:

WC Overall 2013

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European Orienteering Championships (EOC)
1 gold medal

2022, Long, Rakvere, Estonia

1 bronze medal

2022, Middle, Rakvere, Estonia

Best for each discipline:

Long: Gold 2022, Rakvere, Estonia
Middle: Bronze 2022, Rakvere, Estonia
Sprint: 9. place 2016, Jesenik, Czech Republic
Relay: 6. place 2016, Jesenik, Czech Republic
MixedRelay: 4. place 2016, Jesenik, Czech Republic

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World Cup (WC)
1. place: Once

2022, WC no. 3, Rakvere, EST, Long, EOC

3. place: 4 times

2022, WC no. 4, Rakvere, EST, Middle, EOC
2019, WC no. 4, Ostfold, NOR, Middle, WOC
2017, WC no. 6, Elva-Vitipalu, EST, Middle, WOC
2013, WC no. 9, Vuokatti, Finland, Sprint, WOC

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Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC)
1. place: Once

2008, Middle, Göteborg, Sweden

Best for each discipline:

Long: 6. place 2008, Göteborg, Sweden
Middle: 1. place 2008, Göteborg, Sweden
Sprint: 8. place 2010, Ålborg, Denmark
Relay: 4. place 2008, Göteborg, Sweden

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NOCjr (NOCjr)
Best result 11. place:

2009, Long, Salo, Finland

Best for each discipline:

Long: 11. place 2009, Salo, Finland
Middle: 15. place 2009, Salo, Finland
Sprint: 29. place 2009, Salo, Finland

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Note that some EYOC results may be missing.

2. place: Once

2008, Long, Solothurn, Switzerland

Best for each discipline:

Long: 2. place 2008, Solothurn, Switzerland
Sprint: 10. place 2008, Solothurn, Switzerland

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Other international results

2011: Venla 2011, 2. place (1. leg, 38. place, Tampereen Pyrintö)
2010: Venla 2010, 1. place (1. leg, 22. place, Tampereen Pyrintö)
2009: Venla 2009, 57. place (3. leg, Out: 127. place, In: 61. place, Tampereen Pyrintö 3)
2007: Venla 2007, 16. place (4. leg, Out: 16. place, In: 16. place, Tampereen Pyrintö 2)
2006: Venla 2006, 89. place (1. leg, 52. place, Tampereen Pyrintö 2)

IOF World Ranking:
World Ranking position: Middle/Long 5 / Sprint 17 (as of 18/4/2024)
See also all IOF WRE results for Venla Harju including updated WR position

Venla Harju is found under the following names:
Venla Harju (64 times) Venla Niemi (181 times) .

Maps from Omaps and 3DRerun
Mettärintti 4/4, Topintupa, 06.01.2021, B-rata VJ-yöcup 2/5, Mustikkavuori, B-sarja, 12.11.2020 World Cup 2015 Munkedal W21 World Cup 2015 Lysekil W21 2015 World cup long W21 Swedish League #2 D21 Swedish League #1 D21 Euromeeting Longdistance Women Euromeeting middledistance 2014 Women World Cup middle Women Orienteering World Cup 1 - Women WC middle W WC sprint W NORT middle W NORT sprint W EOC Sprint distance Women Final EOC Middle distance Women Final EOC Middle distance qual Women - Heat B