PWT announces China tour 2018
Park World Tour continues collaboration with Beijing Orienteering Week and announces PWT China tour 2018 to be held in Beijing, China on 20.-29. October. As always, a number of elite athletes from around the world will meet up with Chinese orienteers for a fantastic orienteering celebration
2017 was an exciting year for Park World Tour. PWT China tour was organised in October together with Beijing O Week and the main sponsor of the tour, Learnjoy. In December, PWT collaborated with local officials in organising the Guangdong Historical Road Orienteering Championship and WRE races.
Now, once again, PWT will bring international elite runners together with Chinese orienteering family and continue the work to advance the development of orienteering in China and Asia.
The 3rd Beijing Orienteering Week (BOW) will include PWT China tour and China Orienteering Open. In this week, the athletes will get to experience different terrains from white forests to parks with traditional Chinese buildings. As the capital city of China, Beijing is a city with long history and modern atmosphere. Beijing is also an Olympic city with Summer Olympic in 2008 and Winter Olympic in 2022.
PWT China tour 2018 will have five PWT events that will take place around Beijing and nearby areas. The athletes will face varying challenges and the best ones will be awarded with price money.
There will be several World Champions and medallist on board.
Among the ladies, last year's overall winner Maija Sianoja (FIN) and third Marika Teini (FIN) are again on the line and will be challenged by such stars as Karolin Olsson (SWE) and Galina Vinogradova (RUS).
In the men, the title will be chased by, for example, Yannick Michiels (BEL), Jonas Leandersson (SWE), Ruslan Glibov (UKR), and the 2018 Junior World Champion Colin Kolbe (GER).
The preliminary program is as follows:
21st October: PWT 1 Sprint
23rd October: PWT 2 Middle Distance (WRE)
25th October: PWT 3 Sprint
27th October: PWT 4 Sprint (WRE)
28th October: PWT 5 Sprint
More information coming closer to the events.
--Park World Tour, PWT, promoting orienteering since 1996--
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