Friday, July 8, 2011

Orienteering comes in threes

July 7, 2011 will go down in orientering history as the first time that a triple gold was awarded for an IOF event. Three men tied for first in the middle distance final all with a time of 25:43. Not to be outdone the young Danish star, Ida bobach, won her third JWOC gold of the 2011 championships. She now has won more JWOC medals than any other woman in history.

The orienteering three concept as applied to our Canadian juniors is that we had three competitors in the same classes. Three men in the C final and three women in the B final. Overall the Canadians had a better day and you can see details on this elsewhere in the blog. Emily Kemp # 523 came in 22 in the A final!

If anything we can all say "we were there" on the day orienteering history was made.

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