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Discussion: JWOC 2016 Relay

in: JWOC 2016 - Engadin, Switzerland (Jul 9–15, 2016 - Scuol, Graubünden, CH)

Jul 14, 2016 7:25 PM # 
The start lists are available here:
Men's start is at 10:30 CET. Women's is at 11:15 CET.
Link to other info
Jul 15, 2016 12:00 AM # 
Oh boy! The relay! Can't wait.
Jul 15, 2016 8:46 AM # 
What are the grey bits on the relay map, cloud cover?
Jul 15, 2016 8:56 AM # 
Martin is out with ankle twist. Thomas running instead
Jul 15, 2016 8:57 AM # 
Jul 15, 2016 9:10 AM # 
This was fun. Anton rocks!
Jul 15, 2016 9:11 AM # 
Amazing USA didn't get a tracker and currently in 3rd place!!!
Jul 15, 2016 9:51 AM # 
I know that they are trying to follow the men's race on the tv but it would be nice if they could tear themselves away from the men's GPS tracking where nothing much is happening to at least show the women's leg changeover!
Jul 15, 2016 12:12 PM # 
Nice races all round - congrats!
Jul 15, 2016 12:24 PM # 
Seems to me that there have been a lot of good runs by the team this week. Well done to all of them.
Jul 15, 2016 12:57 PM # 
There sure has! We are proud of every last one of them.
Jul 15, 2016 1:00 PM # 
I'm so proud of our juniors right now. And their coaches! It's so hard to show up to the big show and aim for your best performances there, but seems like in many cases they were able to do that, with a couple real standout performances. Congrats, guys!
Jul 15, 2016 1:18 PM # 
How impressive! A lot of great results and a perfect springboard for the next big races (what could be more important that NAOC ;) for example). It has been very rewarding to follow along as a Team USA supporter and to cheer for the squad.
Jul 15, 2016 1:41 PM # 
Agreed! Way to go team juniors, really neat to follow!
Jul 15, 2016 2:08 PM # 
Great races all around! I hope Anton, Martin, Åsne, and Amanda can make it to NAOC!
Jul 15, 2016 2:24 PM # 
A small note, on the way to the first control, Anton was last, fell down, and snapped his compass in half. That didn't stop him from making his way to second, then first, place coming through the arena passage! Incredible run by Anton!
Jul 15, 2016 2:52 PM # 
Jul 15, 2016 4:01 PM # 
Some orienteers used to carry two compasses for this reason. On the other hand, I forgot my compass at a US Championships at French Creek, and won my first US Champs without it. Anton seems to have had a similar experience.

Something seems to be working well with how the juniors are training.
Jul 15, 2016 4:37 PM # 
The JWOC relay and other recent events (three different runners among the US teams at Jukola) have been a good reminder of the importance of carrying a second compass in important races (especially relays). Anecdotally, it seems that the teams of other countries often carrying second compasses.
Jul 15, 2016 4:55 PM # 
Just don't carry them too close to one another.
Jul 15, 2016 5:29 PM # 
Judging from the pictures in "Live-Pictures form the Arena", Anton appears to have been pretty happy with his race, despite not having a compass.
Jul 15, 2016 7:59 PM # 
Tony C:
Wendy's photos from today.
Jul 15, 2016 10:16 PM # 
Very nice to follow the US team the whole week and see the progress that´s been made in the last few years. A definite improvement through the whole team + some outstanding performances by the 'Scandimericans'.
Jul 15, 2016 10:30 PM # 
The US Team at JWOC did really great! I guess the best ever team result. 17th out of 39 teams is excellent! Check out the standings,
I was impressed with many different performances from the US Team during this JWOC. Congratulations to the athletes for their dedication and hard work. This also shows that Erin is doing a great job as coach and the last few years of working with the athletes is really starting to pay off.
Jul 16, 2016 12:38 AM # 
Who needs a compass if you can finish the first leg in third place?

We had a similar experience at a local event a fortnight ago whereby the winner of the H1 course didn't run with a compass (unintentionally but seemed to have worked). Maybe I should try it at tomorrow's event.
Jul 16, 2016 1:38 AM # 
Absolutely fantastic performance by this year's team!!!
Jul 16, 2016 4:37 AM # 
Switzerland wins 7 of 8 golds, 4 of 8 silvers and 12 of 24 medals. And Aebersold still has two more JWOCs! Complete Swiss dominance. Nobody else was close.

IOF should pay the Swiss to do all big race coverage and logistics. it was excellent all week (despite the very poor coverage of first two legs of the women's relay). Good TV locations, good use of drones and GPS.
Jul 16, 2016 5:45 AM # 
The Swiss owned the podium -- figuratively and literally.
Jul 16, 2016 6:55 AM # 
Photos from the Relay are here:

Jul 16, 2016 12:02 PM # 
I just shared this with daughter Anna (11). Her reaction? "Mom, do you think I could go to JWOC?"

And then she started thinking of all her O friends and how great it would be to be on a relay team together. Dreams are conceived in such moments.

Juniors, you inspire us all. Way to go!
Jul 16, 2016 2:35 PM # 
Nice! :)

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