Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, July 09, 2012

And even better


I 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.

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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.

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.

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