If the email was just about world masters there were 13 age classes x 2 sexes x 2 races x 3 medals for each class. There for there would only be 156 medals awarded. Now if they gave out medals for the b classes as well that would double to 312. But then again they gave out two medals for each winner so that number doubles to 624.
But if they are meaning Oceania that would be 29 non elite age classes x 2 for x 3 races x 3 medals which adds 522 medals. Now the elites got double medals so for 3 races x 2x 6 which is 36. But let's not forget the relay which had approx 10 age classes x 2 with 9 medals for each class which is 180 but then again the elites got double so 18x 2 which is 36. So if you add all those together it should be approximately 1398 medals give or take a few hundred. So I guess they were close...
Yeah the email was but just about world masters, but actually about the whole games (ie all they old people sports). Your maths above actually makes masters orienteering look pretty good - there must have been a lot of sports where everyone "won" a medal...
Oh that makes more sense. Also my maths is questionable.
Shep you were at the old people sports too!
A lot of sports have very prolific medal-winning opportunities; I imagine there were plenty of swimmers who took home handfuls.
Apparently the M70 orienteering had 10 times the number of competitors that the M70 10k running did.
You just had to wander around Auckland Harbour in the evening. The clanking of medals on chests was deafening. None on mine.
yes @Robin i'm old, any reason why you're rubbing it in? ;)
good point @blairtrewin - just like the olympics. that's pretty cool about the M70 - but i wonder how many M70s there would have been in the orienteering had all the age classes raced on the same (long, call it 11km ie the M35) course like in athletics (where a marathon is a marathon)...
WMG athletics only had a half marathon.