Susanne Casanova has won Australia’s only medal of the World Masters Orienteering Championships, taking silver in the W35 long distance final, which was contested in hot conditions in Hungary today. A consistent run saw her bettered only by many-times Romanian WOC representative Zsuzsa Fey, with Hungary’s Agnes Simon in third place.
Susanne’s older sister, Jenny, also made the top ten, her ninth making her one of four Australians with single-digit placings. Jim Russell, for the second successive final, lost time late in the course but still finished seventh in M50, as did Hermann Wehner in M85. The other top-twenty placing went to Blair Trewin, celebrating a significant birthday (as was Susanne) with 13th in M40.
Full Australian A final results:
W35: Susanne Casanova 2, Jenny Casanova 9
W50: Debbie Davey 31, Mary Macdonald 69
W55: Lynda Rapkins 46
W60: Val Hodsdon 54
W65: Ann Ingwersen 70
M40: Blair Trewin 13, Paul Liggins 48
M50: Jim Russell 7
M70: John Hodsdon 52
M85: Hermann Wehner 7