Aston Key Wins OA Athlete of the Year; Carolyn and Adrian Jackson Inducted into Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our three Victorian orienteers who have been recognised by Orienteering Australia for their outstanding performances – Aston Key, Carolyn Jackson, and Adrian Jackson.

ASTON KEY – ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

The Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year award recognises the most outstanding performances in elite orienteering competition during that year.  Due to COVID restrictions resulting in major event cancellations, the 2021 Athlete of the Year was determined on the basis of performances in the National Orienteering League and the Australian 3-Days. Aston won eight of the 10 M21E National Orienteering League rounds in 2021, to dominate the domestic competition.

CAROLYN JACKSON – HALL OF FAME

Having previously been a member of four Australian World Championship teams in foot orienteering, Carolyn Jackson represented Australia at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships on seven occasions between 2002 and 2014. Her greatest international successes were at the World Masters Championships in Mountain Bike Orienteering, winning 15 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 2 bronze medals between 2012 and 2019. She held the number one position in the W60 World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Rankings for 2017.

ADRIAN JACKSON – HALL OF FAME

Adrian Jackson’s achievements in mountain bike orienteering are by far the best of any Australian at the elite level. Between 2004 and 2010 he won 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, as well as 2 World Cup events. He held the number one position in the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Rankings for 2008 and 2009.

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