Joseph Lynch has produced another wonderful run to finish in 15th equal place in the JWOC sprint’ Joseph’s time of 16:35 was just over 45 seconds behind slightly surprise winner Colin Kolbe of Germany, with Matthew Fellbaum of Britain edging out Finn Otto Kaario and Norway’s Kasper Fosser by 1 second for the silver. Cameron de L’Isle (55th), Max griffiths (67th) and Daniel Monckton (72nd-) all also finished in the top half of the large field.
In the women’s race Simona Aeborsold followed up her gold in yesterday’s long distance with her fourth (yes fourth!) successive gold in the JWOC sprint! Tereza Janosikova, having won bronze in the long, added a silver, while host nation Hungary won its second medal with Csilla Gardonyi finishing 3rd. Once again Lara Molloy was the top Kiwi in 46th place. Marisol Hunter, Jenna Tidswell and Briana Steven again showed good grouping finihsing between 64th and 79th covered by 23 seconds.
Both mens and womens courses ahd some incredibly intricate parts exemplified by a section on the women’s course where 3 controls, close together in distance, required careful map-reading to choose the routes between underpasses, bridges and stairs.
Men: 1. Colin Kolbe (GER) 15:48, 2. Matthew Fellbaum (GBR) 15:56, 3=. Otto Kaario (FIN) 15:57, 3=. Kasper Fosser (NOR) 15:57, 15=. Joseph Lynch 16;35, 55. Cameron de L’Isle 17:42, 67. Max Griffiths 18:06, 72=. Daniel Monckton 18:17, 96. Callum Hill 18:53, 129. Will Tidsell 20:38.
Women: 1. Simona Aebersold (SUI) 15:35, 2. Tereza Janosikova (CZE) 16:01, 3. Csilla Gardonyi (HUN 16:37, 46. Lara Molloy 18:42, 64. Marisol Hunter 19:14, 71. Jenna Tidswell 19:25, 79. Briana Steven 19:37, 97. Katie Cory-Wright 20:34, 107. Meghan Drew 21:07.
JWOC continues on Thursday with qualifying heats for the middle distance. The top 20 in each heat make Friday’s final.