This year one of my biggest dreams came true: I moved to Sweden, namely Gothenburg, for half a year to study autumn semester as an exchange student in the School of business, economics and law at the University of Gothenburg.
It would be hard to explain how desired was this event, so to say that I am totally happy now is to say nothing. I am, moreover, overflown with a wide range of emotions: excitement, curiosity, motivation, a bit fear and embarrassment, but always looking forward to a new day here!
Moving to Gothenburg I killed 2 birds with 1 stone, because I have an amazing chance to study in a top-ranked university and at the same time join for trainings strongest clubs in the whole world: IFK Göteborg Orientering and Göteborg Majorna OK. On my very first day in Gothenburg I went straight to the Tuesday club training, haven't even unpacked my luggage, and guess who I met there? It was Tove Alexandersson visiting the city, so I was running toughest ever (5x1000m) o-intervals together with her, Sara Hagström and Victoria Hæstad Bjørnstad! What a company!
Of course, being surrounded with several world champions, every week doing lots of orienteering together, where we fight from a mass-start, just talking with them and adopting their experience makes me grow as a sportsman so fast! I am enormously grateful to have this opportunity and I will try to use it as much as possible.