woc :: WOC Starts Tomorrow!!!

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The 22nd World Orienteering Championships begins at midnight tonight (GMT) in Aichi, Japan, with the middle distance qualifications.

The WOC 2005 Online website has just gone up, and tomorrow's start lists are now available.
N.B. Japan is +9hrs from GMT.

Running for Great Britain in the middle distance are: Ewan McCarthy,
Oli Johnson, Graham Gristwood, Mhairi Mackenzie, Helen Bridle and Helen Winksill.

The British team have already been in Japan for over a week acclimatising to the humid conditions and honing their technique for what may well be the toughest WOC yet.

Other people to look out for at the top of the leader board in the final.

Matthias Merz SUI, heat 1
Jrgen Rostrup NOR, 1
Anders Nordberg NOR, 2
Jarkko Huovila FIN, 2
Thierry Gueorgiou FRA, 2
Danial Hubman SUI, 2
ystein Kristiansen NOR, 3

Minna Kauppi FIN, heat 1
Jenny Johansson SWE, 1
Simone Niggli SUI, 1
Ieva Sargautyte LTU, 2
Tatiana Ryabkin RUS, 3

WOC 2005 Programme

Sun 7th - Middle Qualification
Mon 8th - Long Qualificaiton

Wed 10th - Sprint Qualification & Final
Thu 11th - Middle Final
Fri 12th - Long Final

Sun 14th - Relay

Good Luck to the whole of the British team from everyone here on nopesport.

Send your messages of luck and congratulations to the British team: gbteam@britishorienteering.org.uk

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