First exam at World Orienteering Championships 2019 passed for PWT Italy athletes Sebastian Inderst and Riccardo Scalet! Both runners manage to pull out a stable performance at Middle distance qualification which allowed them to comfortably qualify for the final.
The words from the two PWT Italy representative after the race
Sebastian: “At the start I didn’t want to make mistakes so I started carefully to get a good feeling with the map. At half of the race I made some inaccuracies that costed me a little more than one minute. Overall the time and feeling was good and I’m looking forward for the final”
Riccardo: “I had a good start without pushing at my maximum and focusing on the technique. Around half of the race, there was a control on the hill side and I kind of lost my concentration and I missed that control for 1-2 minutes. From there on I told myself to rest everything and finish the race with no mistakes. Now all the focus is for the middle final”
Full video interview (in italian)
The words of Gabriele Viale, team manager of PWT italy: “it is really nice to see all our runners qualified for the final. This is the clear result of the structure and support that the team has created to achieve their goals and of course the immense effort in training and preparation that they put in every day to follow their dream. We are happy and proud to have them as our team and national representative”
We will see Sebastian on Wednesday 14th running the Long Distance.
For the Middle Distance Final we will have to wait Friday 16th.