GB has named a team of 13 athletes, seven men and six women, for 2022 World Cup Round 1 in Borås, Sweden at the end of May. The races are the sprint disciplines: individual sprint, knockout sprint and sprint relay.

Broadly, selection was made on two domestic sprint competitions earlier this year, Sprint Scotland and the JK Sprint, and last year's international races in Switzerland (European Champs), the Czech Republic (World Champs) and Italy (a sprint relay).

The team will be supported by Lasse Grøn, Jo Stevenson, Murray Strain, and Emil Wingstedt. All have recent experience with the team.

British Orienteering Announcement - Team for World Cup Round 1.

A notable name missing is the injured Peter Hodkinson, currently the top-ranked British man in the World Sprint Rankings at 17th. Peter ran at the Antwerp Sprint Meeting but a long troublesome injury recurred and he is unfortunately having to take an extended break from international competition.

PHPeter finishing 14th in last year's World Champs (photo: Fred Härtelt)

Team for World Cup Round 1

Click on photo for athlete profile page.

ALAlice Leake (Airienteers) (photo 2019)

CACecilie Andersen (Bristol) (photo: Fred Härtelt)

FBFiona Bunn (Edinburgh University) (photo: Wendy Carlyle)

GMGrace Molloy (Forth Valley) (photo: Fred Härtelt)

MCDMegan Carter-Davies (Swansea Bay) (photo: Duncan Birtwistle)

KJKris Jones (Forth Valley) (photo: Wendy Carlyle)

WGWill Gardner (Octavian Droobers) (photo: Wendy Carlyle)

We don't have a picture of the JK Sprint Podium, but the overall Individual Podium featured five of the athletes.

JK2022_IndividualPodium_sm(L-R) Grace Molloy, Will Gardner, Megan Carter-Davies, Sasha Chepelin, Alice Leake and Peter Taylor-Bray


World Cup Borås Bulletin-3

  • 26th May Thursday - Individual Sprint
  • 28th May Saturday - Knockout Sprint
  • 29th May Sunday - Sprint Relay


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