WTOC2012 - Day1
Strong winds during the previous night caused one of the tents in the assembly area to blow down and the winds continued during the day making for a cold day. Competitors were bussed to the northern end of Tentsmuir and the course for the first day of the TrailO competition followed a loop of 2.3km with 20 controls (plus 2 timed controls at the start of the course).
In TrailO one point is given for a correct answer and the time taken at the timed controls is used as a tie-breaker. In the Open class, preliminary results gave a surprise victory to Richard Ebright (USA), but a protest was lodged by Finland about the positioning of the flags at Control 1. This was upheld by the jury and the control voided. The revised results showed three competitors tied on 20 points and the timed control times gave victory to Antti Rusanen (Finland), followed by Stig Gerdtman (Sweden) and Ebright dropping down to third.
In the Paralympic class the leading competitor was Ola Jansson (Sweden) with 18 points. With the same score but a slower time was defending champion Dmitry Kucherenko (Russia), followed by Pekka Seppa (Finland) with 17 points.
Photos from day 1 by Nick Barrable (CompassSport) and Colin Matheson (SOA).
Last edited: 11th Jun 12