Speakers Corner #5 – Isia Basset

French orienteering is not only men

She lives in the southern part of France and is now putting all efforts to take the next step in her career.
- Now I can say I´m a professional orienteer. I will try to see how far I can get, Isia Basset says.

Living in France hasn't been easy in this Corona pandemic. For some periods it has been a complete lockdown in France which made everything much more difficult, such as training. She won the Bronze medal in the middle distance at WOC 2018 in Latvia. Her biggest achievement so far but once been there you want to taste that success again.


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.