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.
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.
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.
"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.
World Orienteering Championships Results
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