Orienteering Australia Selection Announcement World Championships 2022, Denmark

Fredrik Johansson2022 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News

Orienteering Australia is delighted to announce the athletes selected to represent Australia at the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Denmark from the 26th-30th of June, 2022.
This is the first-ever World Orienteering Championships in the sprint format only with Individual Sprint, Knock-Out Sprint, and Mixed Sprint Relay races to be contested. After a tough selection process with many athletes vying for a spot we now have settled on a group of athletes which we feel will do us all very proud. Our women’s team has seen a generational change since our last WOC appearances in 2019 with a strong and energetic young team including a number of our best juniors in the country which is fantastic to see. Our men’s team has more experience on the world stage but is also a relatively young team looking to make their mark internationally once again.” – Natasha Key, WOC & Head Coach.

Women

Mikayla Cooper      
Nea Shingler         
Emily Sorensen     
Olivia Sprod         
Caitlin Young       

Men

Alastair George     
Angus Haines       
Patrick Jaffe         
Aston Key            
Brodie Nankervis 
Ewan Shingler       

As Australian Brodie Nankervis is the reigning Oceania Sprint Champion,  he has received and has accepted a personal spot to compete at WOC. Hence the Senior Selection panel was in a position to allocate an extra male spot for the Championships and increase the men’s team to 6 athletes. The induvidual race positions have not been published but will be communicated directly with the athletes.


WOC Coach: Natasha Key
Assistant Coach: To be named within the coming weeks.
Local assitance: Mikkel Kaae-Nielsen
Orienteering Australia would like to wish all the athletes the very best of luck at the Championships. The team is provisional at this stage but will be finalised once athletes have formally accepted this offer of a place in the Australian Team. Acceptance must occur no later than the 12th of May.


Chair of Selectors: Fredrik Johansson