Ian Lawford


Age: 21 State of Origin: Victoria Orienteering Highlights: World Junior Orienteering Champs: 20th Sprint Recent Performances: 2015 World Cup Sprint 33rd Interesting Facts: 2015 will be Ian's second year as a senior elite History in Orienteering: Represented Australia at 4 Junior World Orienteering Champs World Orienteering Championships: Sprint – Debut In his first year as a senior elite, the tail end of 2014 has been Ian Lawford’s breakthrough as an Australian Elite. In the 2014 Australian Championships in Perth, Ian took out the middle distance crown, with a clear win. He placed 2nd in the long distance discipline and was the best of the Australians in a strong international field. An all round performer, Ian has some impressive sprint performances at the international level with a 20th place at the 2012 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Slovakia. His recent 5th in the 2014 National Sprint Championships in Perth rounded out an impressive end to the 2014 domestic season. As a junior, Ian participated in the 2013 NZ World Cup, placing 56th in the middle. Ian’s recent 2015 Wold Cup results in Tasmania include: Sprint Qual – 9th, Sprint Final – 33rd, Middle – 41st, Long – 37th. IOF World Ranking Events