Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Post Long Qualifier Peer Nation Update


Portugal had a rougher day at the long distance qualifier yesterday. They went 10 wins and 12 losses against the peer nations.

The results of the peer nations in the M1 qualifier caught my eye.

Ireland 24th
New Zealand 26th
Canada 28th
Belgium 29th
Portugal 30th
USA 31st
Japan 33rd

I don't recall ever seeing those nations packed so closely before.

Portugal and the US men had some tight head-to-head races. Pedro N. finished a second in front of Clem M. Diogo M. was 14 seconds ahead of Eric B.

Maria Sa seems to have had a tough day in the forest. I can't read Portugeuse (and my brother who is fluent isn't readily available), but Google translate tells me:

Maria Sá something serious was a fall during the race and followed to the hospital because it fell, and hit with knee, back and head on a rock.

And just a bit later an update:

Maria already feels better. Get those concerned. Will now try to recover for the qualifier for the Sprint 5th Sunday.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 8:36 PM


Why some nations are called as Peer Nations? What is the similarity of them?

I tried to find nations that were similar to the U.S. based on depth of elite orienteers, history of WOC participation, size of the nation (population and area), wealth of the nation and location.

Here is the explanation:


And here is the full list:


Maria Sa is tough. She ran the sprintQ, mistake at the start so ran very hard from then on, in qualifying position at the spectator, then started seeing black spots everywhere, trouble reading the map, seeing the forest etc. still finished the course, but lost two minutes due to the dizziness. Went back to hospital afterwards and got a talking to by the specialist in head injuries...
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