Yesterday saw the conclusion of JWOC 2014 with the relays for men and women held at Borovets near to the team’s accommodation for the week. The map was not as technical as the middle and appeared to be very well suited to a relay. The men did not have such a good day with unfortunately a mp in the second leg by Oliver Poland. The second men’s team finished in 28th place. The women struggled to deal with the relay challenges and finished in 29th and 31st positions.
Brodie Nankervis who has achieved three top 20 results in the individual events has reported on his experiences
“Today was not the day for Australia. Oscar McNulty ran like a champion, running most of the course with an injury that required a hospital visit! Olle Poland and I pushed until the end but unfortunately it wasn’t enough!
But the day was not without positives! As I was competing my last loop I had the opportunity to cheer Nick Hann and the New Zealanders into 6th place. I have a lot of respect for the New Zealand team and you guys deserve this 100%! Congrats.
With three top 20s in 3 races I can say that my JWOC 2014 was a real success! I am looking forward to what I can achieve in the future.”
In a final report on JWOC we must mention the performances not only of Brodie but also Oscar McNulty in finishing 17th in the sprint and 19th in the long, making the A final in the middle and completing the first leg of the relay with an injury in a competitive time.
A special thank you to Hanny Allston for all he coaching efforts especially as she travelled to Bulgaria straight after competing at WOC in Italy and to Karen Blatchford for her management of this 2014 Australian JWOC team. I know that the athletes and the supporters all greatly appreciate your efforts.
Detailed report on JWOC can be seen here