When I was 14 years old I got my first experience of running orienteering in Scandinavian terrain. It was with the Youth Regional Team of Zürich and my teammates created my nickname ”pudu” during this camp. We stayed for one week in Halden, Norway. The beauty of the terrain, the pure nature, the ability to run endless hours and find controls in the smallest depression in the forest fascinated me. I found my passion.
In 2016, 14 years later, the World Orienteering Championship (WOC) will take place in Strömstad, Sweden. Strömstad is located just 15k from Halden and the terrain is very similar to the one on the other side of the border.
Date of birth: 18.12.1988
Apprenticeship at the public administration with professional baccalaureate exam
BA in Communication Studies
Living in Gothenburg/Hedingen (SWE/CH)
Elite B Nationalteam
Göteborg-Majorna OK (SWE)
Top20 in World Cup
• 16 long Switzerland
Medal Military-World-Champs South Korea
• 2 team
Diploma Student-World-Champs Czech Republic
• 6 middle, 7 long, 11 relay
Two top10 in World Cup
• 6 sprint Switzerland, 7 sprint New Zeeland
• 1 long, 2 sprint, 4 relay
• 1 team, 2 relay, 3 long
Impressions from the CISM World Games in South Korea. Beside the races we had time to visit the non-military zone between North and South Korea and the Swiss embassy in Seoul.
© 2016 Raffael Huber