Hanny Allston has taken the silver medal in the World Games sprint in Taiwan. She led for much of the day but was eventually overhauled by Minna Kauppi of Finland, who took the title by 23 seconds, most of which was set up in the first part of the course. Norway’s Elise Egseth was third. Kathryn Ewels placed 15th, 1.34 further back.
Both the Australian men finished in midfield positions. Simon Uppill was 17th, his best international result to date, while Julian Dent was 22nd after losing time on the second half of the course. Andrey Khramov (Russia) edged out Daniel Hubmann (Switzerland) by 1.6 seconds for the gold medal, with Tero Fohr (Finland) taking bronze. Another noteworthy result was a tenth place for New Zealand’s Ross Morrison.
Competition continues tomorrow with the middle distance, and concludes on Sunday with the relay.
Results are available on the World Games orienteering site.
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