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Great Britain had a very successful championships. It was simply incredible.

The success began with the first of the five races, the Sprint Relay, where GB won silver. It was GB’s first medal after seven World Championships without one, and the first ever in a Sprint Relay. The success was crowned for GB in the last race as Megan Carter-Davies became World Champion in Individual Sprint. The team won four medals in all, which is as many as in the previous 17 years combined. Additionally there were two top-6 results, two top-10s, and three top-20s. Only 2 of the 13 entries were not at least top-20.

Update November 2022: The full TV broadcasts are available free of charge - International Orienteering Channel on YouTube; they are very good.

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team Junior World Champions, the Women's Relay Team of Fiona Bunn, Megan Keith, Grace Molloy (credit: the Danish JWOC2019 organisation)

What were already stunning results at the Junior World Championships (JWOC) were made truly astonishing by the final event's result: the Great Britain Women's Relay Team winning gold.

This was the thirtieth JWOC. Already in the week Grace Molloy had won bronze medals for sprint and long. And Fiona Bunn had won silver in the middle distance. These three medals equalled the GBR medal count from the previous 29 competitions combined. For the final race Grace and Fiona teamed with Megan Keith to win the first ever GBR gold at a junior world championships.

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