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Selection Notice WUOC 2024
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 26 Sep 2023 9:14pm

The World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) 2024 will be held in Bankso, Bulgaria from 1-5 August 2024. WUOC will consist of individual sprint, middle, and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay.

Competitors must satisfy the following conditions:

• Athletes must be at least 18 and less than 25 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event;

• Athletes must be (1) students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute whose status is recognised by the appropriate national academic authority of their country; or (2) former students of the institutions mentioned above, who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.

Each country may enter a maximum of six (6) males and six (6) females.

Selection Criteria

As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2024 WUOC team will be selected primarily on the basis of the following races

  • sprint distance, middle distance and long distance – 29-31 March, Bay of Plenty (ONZ Champs)

Previous performance at comparable events may also be taken into account.

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 individual races.

All athletes interested in selection for the 2024 WUOC team shall notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (alistaircorywright@gmail.com) by 31 January 2024 at the latest.

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