Finland was left with more than five minutes of bronze.
Finland team Venla Harju, Amy Nymalm and Veera Klemettinen finished eighth in the Orienteering World Championships in the Czech Republic. In Hermanky’s terrain, the superior World Cup gold by two minutes and 33 seconds was directed by the Swedish team Lisa Risby, Sara Hagström and Tove Alexandersson.
Harju, who started the opening part well, made a small mistake as the competition progressed and brought Finland to the top in the tenth minute and 50 seconds. Amy Nymalm, the first-timer of the World Cup, brought Finland from the second leg to the exchange for the fifth. Veera Klemettinen went to the anchor section for six minutes and 35 seconds at the tip.
Clematic brought Finland to the finish line in eighth, 12 minutes and 15 seconds behind Sweden. After Sweden, Switzerland came second and Norway third. Finland was five minutes and 14 seconds behind the bronze medals.
Finland’s previous women’s communication medal is from the 2017 World Cup in Estonia. Then the Finnish team Venla Harju– Marika Teini– Merja Rantanen achieved bronze.
The men’s message contest will be scheduled later Thursday. Finland will defend the World Championship silver achieved in Norway in 2019.