The first round of the Orienteering World Cup 2019 will be held in Southern Finland between June 8th and June 11th. The public event, Helsinki O-Games, will provide a unique opportunity for the spectators to experience the beautiful Finnish terrains while following the performances of world class athletes. How do you feel about that?
”It is really nice to see a major spectator race in conjunction with the world cup. It means that there will be a great number of Finns all over, including from my home club of Tampereen Pyrintö to cheer me on and compete on their own. Finishing the race in front of a roaring crowd is a fantastic feeling.”
“This World Cup is one of my main aims for the season with World Championships and major relays being up there as well. It is important to me that this first round of the world cup will be held in Finland, where I have the chance to set my level against the best orienteers in the world. Having this competition in a familiar terrain will be a great checkpoint for me before the world championships in Norway.”
Translated by Janne Heikkinen
Photo: Finnish Orienteering Federation