Speakers Corner #12 Gustav Bergman

Gustav Bergman is the reigning overall World Cup winner since the season 2019. He has been one of the best orienteers in the world the last decade.
He is driven by his love to the sport he says;
– I´m not driven by results but more by finding the feeling and flow in the woods, Gustav says.
Gustav Bergman is a World Champion twice, both in realy (2014 and 2019) and at both occasions he was running the anchor leg.
– It is something special to run the last leg, I really like it, Gustav Bergman tells Per Forsberg.

Speakers Corner #11 Sabine Hauswirth

In Speakers Corner #11 you meet Sabine Hauswirth from Switzerland and she speaks about the very special year of 2020.
– Yes, it was very special, particularly when you don’t know what will happen in the near future, she says.

Sabine has been a part of the Swiss team for some years now and remembers both ups and downs in this meeting with Per Forsberg. Now she’s working at the same time as she´s trying to focus on orienteering. Not an easy task every day.

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First entries to World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021 are made

With four months to go we have now registered the two first nations. It was France and Germany who have register their runners and coaches.

– We are very pleased and satisfied to welcome orienteers to World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021, Per Forsberg say. We are on our way to offer a fantastic event but at the same time we are following the current situation with the pandemic very close. 

The deadline for entries is June 12 2021 for all participating nations. The organisers has a goal to welcome runners from more than 30 different countries.

Here you can see all entries and also all relevant information about World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021; https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/6743

Speakers Corner #10 Ralph Street

He’s from London but he´s living in Oslo, Norway for quite many years now and has to deal with snowy and cold winters. Ralph Street has a very relaxed approach to his orienteering career but nevertheless he has ambitions. No doubts, he has ambitions in both forest and sprint events.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #9 Cecilie Friberg-Klysner

Postponed WOC in Denmark is her main focus

In Speakers Corner #9 you meet Cecilie Friberg-Klysner from Denmark and she´s talking about her ambition to perform on top when WOC 2022 will be held in Denmark. She’s also very thankful she got selected to travel abroad when she was young.
– It was very cool to see and experience new places and terrains, it meant a lot to me, she says in Speakers Corner #9
In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021 will be broadcasted in SVT

The organizers of Orienteering World Cup Idre Fjäll 2021 can proudly announce that Swedish Television (SVT) will broadcast ”live” from all three competitions days, 12-15 August 2021.

– I´m both very glad and satisfied that SVT will broadcast from our World Cup races, the Event Director Per Forsberg says. It´s not only important for us but also for our sport to be shown on Swedish Television. It will be fanstastic to offer exciting competitions in a very spectacular natur to the Swedish viewers.

Swedish Television will also show the European Championships from Switzerland in May and WOC 2021 in Czech Republic. All this will be shown live.

 

Speakers Corner #8 Tim Robertson

He made is WOC-debut only 16 years old

He has moved to Stockholm, Sweden and has an ambition to learn the Swedish language. That’s a big task but he is used to handling big tasks. He managed to defend the JWOC-gold in Sprint despite a very big pressure.
– I´m very proud of that performance in Rauland, Norway 2015 when I won that gold medal. Also happy to do it with my family onsite, Tim says. He was also the first ”Kiwi” to win a medal at WOC when he finished in Silver medal position in Riga 2018, only one second behind Daniel Hubmann, Switzerland.
In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #7 – Andrine Benjaminsen

Andrine is a part of the Danish Elite Centre

In Speakers Corner you meet Andrine Benjaminsen from Lillomarka OL in Oslo, Norway. She’s been living and studying in Aarhus, Denmark for some years now and she is enjoying it.

– I think it’s a perfect fit for me to be here in Aarhus, Denmark with great facilities and opportunities to improve my skills, she says.
WOC 2019 on home soil in Norway was a disappointment but now she’s looking into the future with big hopes and dreams.
In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.

Speakers Corner #6 – Miika Kirmula

A silver medal that tasted like gold

Maybe Miika Kirmula and his team mates, all of them almost the same age, will bring Finland back to podiums and medals again because the Finnish men have been struggling for some years now. This is something Mikka Kirmula is well aware about.

– Yes, it´s true but I think the Silver medal we won at the relay at WOC 2019 in Norway meant a lot. Now we have got a sense of confidence into the team for the future, he says.

He lives in Joensuu in Karelia, Finland. A place with a lot of snow in the Winter but it doesn’t bother him at all, instead he embraces his club Kalevan Rasti which he believes is very professional in all aspects.

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In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of OWC2021 Idre Fjäll, has invited both interesting and successful athletes for a longer conversation about their life as a top level orienteer. Every month we will publish two runners, one woman and one man.