On the afternoon of July 21, Sweden time, the short distance race of the World University Orienteering Championships was held in Borlänge. Since the sprint race is conducted in the city, the local Swedish players know the entire terrain very well. To be fair, on the evening of the 20th, other teams can also browse the city map of Borlänge through the tournament website. The terrain in the sprint races is mostly flat, but some places are a bit rugged. The women's straight-line distance of 2,800 meters, a total of 18 points, is expected to be completed in about 13 minutes; the men's full straight-line distance of 3,300 meters, a total of 21 points, is expected to be completed in about 14 minutes.
The Chinese delegation sent a total of 3 men and 3 women, and a total of 6 players participated in the sprint competition. In the end, Mo Qiaohong of the women's team ranked 20th with 14 minutes 49 seconds, 1 minute 18 seconds 9 late compared to the first place, and achieved the best result of the Chinese college student team in the World College Orienteering Championships. As for the men's team, teenager Wu Xijiang ranked 52nd with a time of 16 minutes 57 seconds 1, 2 minutes 58 seconds 2 slower than the champion, and he was also the best among the three male players.
Borlänge, Sweden and Wuhan, China are sister cities. Therefore, at noon that day, the mayor of Borlänge specially invited Wang Gang, the full-time vice chairman of the Chinese University Sports Association for lunch. The two parties discussed the development of orienteering in China. At the same time, the mayor of Borlänge expressed his willingness to orientate China. Provide assistance in the development and popularization of cross-country sports.
In addition, at 9 am, the EAS-Network seminar was held. At the meeting, the development prospects of orienteering were discussed, and advanced training methods and experience were introduced.