Orienteering Australia has selected the team to compete at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The World Games is a multi-sport festival consisting of non-olympic sports. Over 4500 competitors from 100 nations will attend. Australia is one of only 21 teams competing in the Orienteering races.
The team is:
Men: Julian Dent, Simon Uppill
Women: Kathryn Ewels, Hanny Allston
The Orienteering races will be held from 17-19 July 2009. There are 3 races- Sprint, Middle Distance and a mixed relay consisting of all 4 members. With such a strong team, we have high aspirations that someone may repeat Grant Bluett’s Gold Medal at the 2001 World Games in Japan.
Paul Liggins Chair of selectors