Congratulations to Queensland elite orienteer Krystal Neumann on her selection into the 2021 World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Merit Team.
Here is OA's announcement: Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the Australian merit team for WOC 2021. This is the highest level of representation so it's a very impressive achievement. Well done and
congratulations to you all!
Women: Grace Crane, Tara Melhuish, Krystal Neumann and Olivia Sprod
Men: Matt Doyle, Patrick Jaffe, Aston Key (Oceania champion middle), Henry McNulty and Brodie Nankervis (Oceania champion sprint,long)
The men's team is larger due to extra allocation of places from Oceania Championships.
At the OA Board meeting on 30th of March, a decision was made that Orienteering Australia would not support or endorse sending Australian based athletes to WOC 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions and the COVID-19 situation in Europe. Whilst unfortunate, the likelihood of this decision and the reasons behind it were signalled in the selection criteria.