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Friday, 26 July 2013

Nick so Quick - Knocking on the door at O-Ringen

New Zealand has had two medals in two years at JWOC - Almost unheard of for a little country at the end of the world which has perhaps 10 quality orienteering races on terrain a year. Staggeringly the two immense talents that produced these results: Matt Ogden and Tim Robertson live in fear of domination by another quietly spoken young athlete, Nick Hann of Wellington.


Sometimes it is not outright results that build reputation. It is progression, attitude and technical mastery. The unmistakeable presence of a pathway to success.

Nick, who is due back in New Zealand shortly after a year in Norway is currently competing in the Junior Elite class in O-Ringen. After 4 days he is placed an incredible 6th overall (within 5 minutes of 3rd). An achievement scarecly credible after one Scandinavian orienteering season. Get on your computer and cheer for this young kiwi tonight.
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