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Athlete Profile: Michael Svoboda

Born 1999
Hometown Calgary, Alberta
Currently living Calgary, Alberta
Club Foothill Wanderers Orienteering Club
Occupation Student
Training log Attackpoint
Blog Michael Svoboda

What race are you looking forward to for 2018?

JWOC, O-Ringen, NAOC, COC.

When did you start orienteering?

When I was 10 in the Learn to Compete stage.

What is your best orienteering memory?

When I finished the Middle in 37th place at the Junior World Orienteering Championship 2017.

What is your favourite type of orienteering event and why?

Middle, Sprint, and Long. Because they are all different.

What’s the best orienteering advice that you’ve received?

Plan ahead / use your compass.

Who is your orienteering idol or inspiration? 

Thierry Gueorgiou.

What are some of your 2018 goals outside of orienteering?

Make it to electrical engineering. Get on the travelling roster for my Uni XC team next year. Stay in some kind of shape for climbing. Learn lots of C# and physics; quantum physics.

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Michael S is a member of Orienteering Canada’s 2018 High Performance Program

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