Solid performances by Australian men at JWOC long distance

It was a day of solid performances for the Australian men in today’s long distance event at the Junior World Orienteering Championships. Lachlan Dow led the way with 50th, followed by yesterday’s best Australian performer, Max Neve, who was 66th. The other four team members all finished in close proximity near the middle of the field.

The women had a somewhat disappointing day, with Belinda Lawford unable to repeat her sprint performance and the others all finishing in the bottom half of the field, Krystal Neumann’s 82nd being the best of the results. It was again a Danish 1-2, with Ida Bobach taking her tally of gold medals to six and Emma Klingenberg again runner-up.

The next competition is the middle distance qualification on Wednesday.

Men

1. Yngve Skogstad (NOR)       68.49

2. Robert Merl (AUT)       70.23

3. Lucas Basset (FRA)       70.36

50. Lachlan Dow       81.22

66. Max Neve           85.23

81. Josh Blatchford      88.24

83. Oliver Poland        89.17

86. Oscar McNulty      90.51

87. Ian Lawford          91.09

 

Women

1. Ida Bobach (DEN)     55.23

2. Emma Klingenberg (DEN)   56.51

3. Tove Alexandersson (SWE)   57.37

82. Krystal Neumann          78.24

88. Belinda Lawford            79.50

96. Georgia Parsons           84.23

115. Claire Butler              97.27

116. Jacqui Doyle             97.54

Lilian Burrill                    DNF