Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, December 27, 2005



The Swedish O' Federation web page has been running a series of short interview with national team members. I spent a few minutes reading four of them today. One thing that stood out was the injuries and illnesses.

Jenny Johansson got hurt at the WOC in Japan and is still doing rehab. She's just now up to running for almost an hour.

Karolina A Hojsgaard is sick right now. She's also rehabing from a leg injury. She's been sick for a few days, which is a lot better than last winter when she had 50 (50!) sick days in December and January.

Emma Engstrand's training is going well. But, not without some pain and discomfort. She slipped on the ice during a training session and cracked or bruised a rib. A bruised rib is an annoying injury. In my experience (I've had the injury three times), I've only missed a little training, but I've been uncomfortable and had difficulty sleeping for weeks.

Niclas Jonasson...no problems. He's uninjured and healthy.

So, counting Engstrand as healthy and uninjured (the ribs aren't a big deal), half of the orienteers interviewed so far are suffering.

Gueorgiou article

The latest Skogssport includes an article on Simone Niggli and Thierry Gueorgio's daily lives. Gueorgiou posted a copy on his web page. If you can read Swedish, point your browser there and read it. If not, you might still enjoy looking at the photos. I don't plan to translate it, but maybe I'll translate a bit of it in the next few days.

posted by Michael | 7:50 PM


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