With no Australian juniors in the A finals, the main interest for the Oceania region was in a trio of New Zealand girls in the A final. Early leader Aebi Bettina of Switzerland was eventually overtaken, ending in 5th place with 2 compatriots in 4th and equal 5th. Final placings were
1. Tov Alexandersson SWE 23.24
2. Britt Ingunn NOR 23.42
3. Ida Bobach DEN 23.59
55. Georgia Whitla NZL 32.18
56. Angela Simpson NZL 33.04
59. Kate Morrison NZL 35.14
A Final MAP – 3.1 m 15 controls
In the boys final, the late starters eventually took the running times to below the 30 minutes, closer to the expected winning time of 25 minutes. Results were
1. Dlli-Markus Taivaninen FIN 26.21
2. Phillip Sauter SUI 27.00
3. Ulf Forseth Indgaard NOR 27.39
A Final MAP – 4.1 km 19 controls.
Both courses covered the complex rocky terrain in the south of tha map area.
All Australian girls competed in the B final, with their results suggesting they were more confortable in the technically challenging area than in the qualification event.
Results of the B Final (2.8 km, 12 controls, winner 24.23)
4. Belinda Lawford 27.29
6. Krystal Neumann 28.40
7. Bridget Anderson 28.46
9. Aislin Prendergast 29.48
15. Sarah Buckerfield 32.58
21. Lilian Burrill 35.49
The boys again found the terrain challenging. Those in the B Final (3.3 km, 16 controls, winner 22.08) were placed as follows
28. Josh Blatchford 29.47
31. Callum Fagg 30.10
44. Oscar Phillips 32.37
53. Lachlan Dow 33.05
In the C Final (2.8 km, 11 controls) placings were
28. Leon Keely 26.51
with Max Neve being a DSQ.
JWOC concludes on Saturday afternoon with the relays at Val Canali.
For full Results see the JWOC website