World Masters sprint gold for Bourne and Wehner

Australia took out two gold medals in the sprint event at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Neuchatel, Switzerland today, with Jenny Bourne and Hermann Wehner taking out W55 and M85 respectively. Both had comfortable margins for a sprint event, with around 45 seconds in hand over their nearest competition.

Two others who are no strangers to WMOC success, Natasha and Warren Key, narrowly failed to defend their 2009 titles. Natasha was seven seconds behind Finland’s Yvonne Gunnel in taking silver in W35, while Warren was third in M50. Other Australian top-ten results were achieved by Geoff Lawford (ninth in M55) and Maureen Ogilvie (tenth in W75).

The competition continues on Tuesday with the first qualification race for the long distance event, with the long distance final on Friday.

Results are available via the Swiss Orienteering site.