Grant Bluett

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Grant Bluett
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Men's Orienteering
World Games
Gold 2001 Akita Individual

Grant Bluett is an Australian orienteering competitor.[1]

He won a gold medal in the individual event at the World Games in 2001.[2]

In perhaps the biggest upset in the history of world-level orienteering, Grant Bluett (Australia) won the men’s race to become the first men’s World Games orienteering champion. His victory is the first ever senior individual medal by a Non-European competitor and a great boost for orienteering as a world sport.[3]

His best results at the World Orienteering Championships are the 8th position in the sprint distance in 2003, and 6th in the relay in 2001 with the Australian team.

"Constable Frogga", as he is known to his friends, is a well-respected Australian orienteer and his wisdom is much sought after by juniors from all states.[citation needed]

In 2012, "The Human in car navigation system" was added to the World Orienteering Hall of Fame. The "Garmin" of Canberra stated that this honour, coupled with his under-8 participation award for running in circles, was the proudest moment of his life.[citation needed]

"Bluey", as he is affectionately known in social circles, continues to coach youngsters in an effort to raise the non-existent status of competitive orienteering.[citation needed]

World Orienteering Championships Results

Year Sprint Middle Long Relay
2005 28 DQ 15
2004 18 17 10
2003 8 47 9
2001 11 30 17 6
1999 10
1997 28 DQ 11
1995 35 57 13
1993 11

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Grant Bluett". Runners. World of O. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "2001 World Games, Akita, Japan". orienteering.asn.au. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Official Newsletter". Canadian Orienteering Federation. August 2001. Retrieved 13 January 2009.