Australia 20th in World Championships sprint relay

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Australia has finished 20th in the sprint relay at the World Orienteering Championships. Krystal Neumann led off in 22nd in a closely bunched field, with Leon Keely lifting the team to 20th with a solid second leg. Henry McNulty and Natasha Key then maintained that position through the second half of the race.

Sweden gained a narrow lead on the third leg, but the top two from the individual sprint, Maja Alm (Denmark) and Judith Wyder (Switzerland), again blew the rest of the field away, with Alm’s run allowing the Danes to retain their title. Switzerland took silver, with the hosts dropping back to bronze.

Competition now moves to the forest, with the middle distance to take place on Tuesday.

Results are available on the WOC website*.

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