David Brickhill-Jones, running his final series of races as an Australian orienteer, finished in 4th place in the first race of the Park World Tour China leg.
Martin Johansson from Sweden won the first race of the 5 race China leg of the tour, from Ukrainian veteran Yuri Omeltchenko, with another veteran, Chris Terkelsen of Denmark, in third place.
Australia’s only other entrant to the race was Ben Rattray, making his Park World Tour debut. Ben dislocated his shoulder during the race, and failed to finish – it’s likely he will be ruled out for the rest of the series, and may need to return home immediately for treatment.
In the women’s race, Dana Brozkova was only three seconds in front of Brigitte Gruniger, and a further 12 seconds to Tatiana Riabkina.