Selection Notice – World Orienteering Championships 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 24 Dec 2020 3:33pm
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The World Orienteering Championships 2021 is scheduled o be held in Doksky, Czech Republic from 6-9 July 2021, and will consist of an individual sprint, middle and long races, a forest relay and a sprint relay. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this stage participation remains uncertain. However, despite this uncertainty ONZ is continuing with a selection process.

All athletes interested in selection for the 2021 WOC team shall notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by 28 February 2021.

Selection Criteria

As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2021 WOC team will be selected on the basis of

For New Zealand based athletes:

  • the 2021 Orienteering New Zealand Championships, 2-5 April 2021
  • previous known form including performances at WOC and other comparable international events

Overseas based athletes:

  • up to 3 nominated World Ranking Events (WRE) at any date up to and including 18 April 2021
  • previous known form including performances at WOC and other comparable international events

Athletes will be expected to:

  • demonstrate the technical ability and level of fitness required to finish in at least the top 75% of the field in at least one of the KO and individual sprint races;

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