In the Orienteering World Cup 1st round 2019, which will be held from June 8th to June 11th in Southern Finland, we attempt to the fact that the public can both experience the competitions of world class and still they can participate in the Helsinki O-Games themselves. 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