Two Australians won bronze medals in Saturday’s long distance finals at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in Germany. Natasha Key took her second medal of the week when she came third in W40, while Su Yan Tay matched that performance in W45.
For Key the medal was the latest of many, both in sprint and long distance. Tay, who took out the sprint in 2009, had hitherto had her best performances at that distance, and was disappointed by her efforts in long distance qualifying, but produced an excellent performance on the day when it mattered.
Other Australians to achieve top-ten results were Warren Key (6th, M50) and Hermann Wehner (7th, M85). Geoff Lawford and Jenny Bourne both won their qualifying events but struck trouble in the final and missed the top ten.
Full Australian A final results:
W40: Natasha Key 3
M40: Blair Trewin 20
W45: Su Yan Tay 3, Wendy Read 45
W50: Liz Abbott 19
M50: Warren Key 6, Jim Russell 22
W55: Jenny Bourne 25, Sue Key 60
M55: Geoff Lawford 20, Ted van Geldermalsen 65
W65: Libby Meeking 71
W70: Ann Ingwersen 13, Janet Tarr 47
W75: Maureen Ogilvie 16
M85: Hermann Wehner 7