Lachlan Dow 36th in JWOC middle distance final

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Lachlan Dow was the best of the two Australians in the middle distance A finals at the Junior World Orienteering Championships today, placing 36th. He was a bit over three minutes behind an exceptional three-way tie for the lead. Oscar McNulty, who had done well to qualify in his first appearance, was 58th.

Australia was unrepresented in the women’s A final, in which Ida Bobach made a clean sweep of the individual gold medals and led a group of three Danes in the top four.

Belinda Lawford’s 3rd in the B final will have restored some confidence pre-relay, after two disappointing races.  Another good Australian performance in the lower finals was Oliver Poland’s 6th.

The championships conclude with the relay tomorrow.

Men A final

1=. Robert Merl (AUT), Topias Tiainen (FIN), Dmitry Nakonechnyy (RUS)    25.43

36. Lachlan Dow           29.09

58. Oscar McNulty        33.54

Women A final

1. Ida Bobach (DEN)      23.10

2. Tove Alexandersson (SWE)    23.45

3. Emma Klingenberg (DEN)     24.17

Men B final

1=. Christian Tingstrom (SWE), Thor Norskov (DEN)   23.52

6. Oliver Poland        25.56

32. Ian Lawford        28.04

Josh Blatchford     DNF


Women B final

1. Andrea Koch (SUI)     27.33

3. Belinda Lawford     28.39

19. Claire Butler        31.22

44. Krystal Neumann     36.00

47. Georgia Parsons      36.40

61. Jacqui Doyle        40.53

62. Lilian Burrill        41.01


Men C final

1. Marek Wojnowicz (POL)     26.10

4. Max Neve                  27.25