In Speakers Corner you will meet some of the best orienteers in the world. Per Forsberg, the Event Director of World Cup 2021 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.
#7 Andrine Benjaminsen (NOR)
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.
#8 Tim Robertson
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.