Three Australians reached the top ten at today’s World Masters sprint final, led by Susanne Casanova’s 5th in W35. She fell only five seconds short of a medal in her WMOC debut, squeezed out of the places by former JWOC medallist Annika Bjork and long-standing Romanian international Veronica Minoiu.
Hermann Wehner added another to his long list of single-digit placings with a 6th place in M85, whilst Ann Ingwersen reached the top ten for the first time when she came 9th in W65.
Other Australians to finish in the top 20 were Jenny Casanova (12th, W35), Jim Russell (13th, M50) and Blair Trewin (17th, M40). Jim was on course for a medal when he missed a control late in the course and had to return.
Competition continues with the first long qualifier on Tuesday.