Georgia Skelton – Mountain Bike Orienteer of the Year 2020

At the Orienteering New Zealand AGM (held remotely) on 15 April 2020, Georgia Skelton was awarded Mountain Bike Orienteering of the Year.

Georgia was selected to be a member of the NZ team at the Junior Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championship held in Denmark in July, 2019. She was 5th in the sprint race (podium result) and 11th in the middle distance race. Unfortunately she suffered a puncture in the long distance race and had to withdraw. In the massed start race she finished 7th, marginally behind the 6th placed competitor.

She also was selected to represent NZ at the 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championship (foot orienteering) in Denmark.

A great year for Georgia and congratulations on your award.