Occassional thoughts about orienteering
Monday, July 09, 2012
And even betterI thought the peer nations results from yesterday's JWOC sprint were good, but today's were even better. Emily Kemp from Canada took the bronze - Canada's first ever JWOC/WOC medal. North America's first, too. And, as far as I can remember, the peer nations' first ever.
The peer nations are USA, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Portugal.
Belgium should get mention for a gold from this year's European Youth Orienteering Champ. Tristan Blomen - who finished 12th in the JWOC sprint - won the EYOC sprint in France earlier this year.
Kemp's medal was the highlight of the day among the peer nations. But, it is worth taking a quick look at the top 20 and catching that Matt Ogden (NZL) and Nick Hann (NZL) finished in the top 20.
I should say something about New Zealand as a "peer nation." New Zealand fits into my peer nations scheme. But, New Zealand consistently has the best results of the group.
Back to okansas.blogspot.com. posted by Michael | 7:46 PM
And now NZL wins a gold!
Also, didn't Portugal win one of the Middle Qual races? That should count for something.
NZL's win was very cool. And, Ogden has run well all JWOC.Post a Comment
I didn't actually look at any qualifying results, but if a runner from Portugal won one of those races, that's very good, too.