Australian gold rush at World Masters

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In an extraordinary day of results at the World Masters Orienteering Championships sprint final in Auckland, Australia won 12 of the 23 gold medals on offer. This included a clean sweep of the medals in W45, and a double in W35. So complete was the dominance of the green and gold that Ugly Gully on its own, with three gold medallists, was above any other country in the medal tally.

The Australian gold medallists were:

W35 – Anna Sheldon (also Shannon Jones 2nd)

W40 – Jo Allison

W45 – Natasha Key (also Cathy McComb 2nd, Jennifer Enderby 3rd)

W50 – Su Yan Tay

W60 – Jenny Bourne

W85 – Sue Healy

M35 – Matt Crane

M45 – Grant Bluett

M55 – Warren Key

M60 – Geoff Lawford

M70 – Greg Chatfield

M90 – Hermann Wehner

Other Australian medallists were Bruce Arthur (3rd, M40) and Dale Ann Gordon (3rd, W75).

Competition continues on Wednesday with the first long distance qualification race.

Results and splits are available on the WMOC 2017 results page.