Skiing accident resulted in a new career and World Champion title in trail orienteering

Posted on | February 2, 2015 | Category: News

Seven years ago, the sporting career of Swedish orienteer Michael Johansson appeared to be in ruins, following a serious skiing accident that left him unable to walk for more than a year.

But as part of his rehabilitation he took up trail orienteering, and in 2014 he reached the peak of success in winning the gold medals in the Paralympic class in both the World and the European Championships. His changed lifestyle has brought many new friendships, interesting travel opportunities and intense challenges.

Read more about Michael, his view on life, and his thoughts about the future of trail orienteering in Athlete of the Month!

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