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Welcome to the Junior section of the Orienteering Australia website.
SA and VIC junior orienteers at a control
We aim to have it as a resource for Australian juniors with items such as a junior-relevant news items, a dedicated page for schools orienteering, a junior event guide and direct links to junior results and photo galleries. We could also set up sections such as training and competition tips, junior profiles, training, and courses.
We need YOUR help, so if you have any ideas for the junior section, would like to contribute stories or photos, please contact Ian Dalton.
Photos can be viewed in the Orienteering Australia photo gallery which will be overhauled in 2008.
Results of past national events including the Australian Schools Championships can be viewed in the Orienteering Australia Results archive.
Smartplay is a sports safety and injury prevention program. Their website has tips to reduce the risk of injury and now has a section specific to orienteering!
ASADA Anti Doping Resources
Inlcuded on this page are important resources that all junior elites should be familiar with. Information such as the current banned medications list, Therapeutic Use Exemption forms for banned prescribed medications and other resources. For more information regarding any issues contact the ASADA hotline 1800 020 506 or OA's High Performance Manager Rob Preston at oa_headcoach at netspeed.com.au
JWOC 2011- Week begins with Sprint Distance Championships
Monday, 4 July 2011
The 2011 Junior World Orienteering Championships commenced today with the Sprint Distance Race.
In the men's class, the Scandinavian powerhouse nations have been upstaged by 3 nations from the continent. France's Lucas Basset won the gold medal, Andreu Blanes from Spain was 2nd, and Austria's Robert Merl was 3rd. The Australian's performed very well, with Victoria's Max Neve 29th, ACT's Lachlan Dow 33rd and Ian Lawford 35th. It is great to see Max Neve achieve a great result after missing selection in the team last year, and fighting his way back into a very competitive team for 2011.
Denmark have dominated the women's class, with Ida Bobach winning and Emma Klingenberg 2nd. Czech Republic's Tereza Novotna took the bronze medal and New Zealand's Angela Simpson was 5th. Bobach is truely a star of the sport, with this win taking her total JWOC haul to 5 gold medals and 9 medals total- simply an amazing career. She will be hard to beat in the other distances too.
ACT's Belinda Lawford was the best of the Australian's finishing in 42nd place, just 2mins25secs behind the winner.
The championships continues tomorrow with the Long Distance race. To follow all the action head to the JWOC live website.
And remember to keep your eyes peeled to the Aussie team blog http://ausjuniororienteering.blogspot.com/, or join the Orienteering Australia Facebook page or Twitter to get automatic updates of all OA news.
Men's 20's Class- Full results
Women's 20's Class- Full results-
Australian JWOC team at the Opening ceremony