Vanessa Round


Age: 27 State of Origin: South Australia Orienteering Highlights: 2014 World Cup Spain; 9th Middle Distance, 13th Long Distance Recent Performances: 2013 Finland Sprint ; 32nd Interesting Facts: Illness this year at WOC hampered performance History in Orienteering: JWOC Australia Dubbo Long; 6th World Orienteering Championships: Long Distance, Friday 7th August: Vanessa is one of our premier athletes who has competed extensively at an international level in all disciplines for almost 10 years. She ran at the World Orienteering Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and qualified for the middle distance final in all but her last appearance. Best placing 31st in the middle distance in Switzerland 2012. Outstanding form at the beginning of the 2014 season with best World Cup results 9th in middle and 13th in long distance in Spain in April 2014. The 2 years that Vanessa has spent living, working and competing in Switzerland, has clearly given her a competitive edge though her 2014 WOC campaign was thwarted by illness. Her recent 2015 Australian World Cup results include: Middle – 22nd, Long – 21st Vanessa started orienteering at 14 and went on to run JWOC in 2005, 2006 and 2007, best placing 6th in the Long distance in 2007 in Australia. As a Junior, Vanessa’s experience of running on home terrain at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Dubbo and placing 6th gives her the experience to perform on the big stage. IOF World Ranking Events