Congratulations Emily - 11th position in the World Orienteering Championships middle distance event.  Orienteering Ottawa is very proud of you!

Emily Kemp of Orienteering Ottawa has taken 11th position in the World Orienteering Championships in Italy.  This is the 3rd best any Canadian has ever achieved in any WOC event in the past.  She ran 4.96 km with a 230 m climb, punched 16 controls in 41:19 min - just 4 minutes, 16 seconds behind the winner over a (in this writer's opinion) a mind boggling map.  (Have a look)

Emily is a dedicated orienteer who moved to France some years ago to train with the French team, get a university degree, and work on her fluent french.  She is an achiever!  She may be home to take part in the North American Orienteering Championships in October when you can congratulate her personally.  Meanwhile, send her a note on Orienteering Canada's Team blogspot .