Middle distance Final was the race that we really knew was going to be exciting and after the great qualification run on Tuesday from both Riccardo and Sebastian, expectations were high. They both had a good preparation and the right mental set to aim for a good final position. Unfortunately sometimes things doesn’t go as planned… Nor Sebastian or Riccardo seemed to get a good feeling throughout the entire race and, they couldn’t really express fully their potential.
Some words from the two PWT Italy athletes
Sebastian: “my technique was fine today, but physically I was struggling… Maybe I still had some tiredness from long distance. I really tried to push but I couldn’t be fast enough”
Riccardo:” in the beginning everything went well then, in two-three controls I could understand well the map and instead of slowing down, I kept going and I lost many minutes. This was not how I wanted to run this race…but it went like this…”
Video interview (in italian) and action-clips from the race
Interview from Sebastian Inderst and Riccardo Scalet after WOC 2019 – Middle Distance Final. Despite the good preparation the day didn't go as planned… But real fighters are the ones able to stand up and fight again even after a defeat. And they will be fighing again at WOC Relay!
Pubblicato da PWT Park World Tour Italy Orienteering.it su Sabato 17 agosto 2019
Congratulation to all the winners and runners competing.