Ankkurin miesten ryhmä sai loppukesästä lisävahvistusta erityisesti tulevaisuutta silmällä pitäen. Turkin ylivoimaisesti lupaavin juniorisuunnistaja Orhan Kutlu tulee jatkossa kantamaan Ankkurin värejä. Orhan juoksee tänä vuonna viimeistä vuotta juniorisarjoissa ja hänestä tuli nuorten MM-kisoissa kautta aikain ensimmäinen turkkilainen, joka selvitti tiensä keskimatkan A-finaaliin, päätyen lopulta sijalle 37. Vielä parempi näyttö Orhanin potentiaalista oli kuitenkin O-ringenin kolmannen osakilpailun 3. sija kovatasoisessa H20E-sarjassa, jossa keskimatkalla taakse jäivät mm. Olli Ojanaho sekä koko Ruotsin ikäluokan terävin kärki. Hänessä on paljon samoja hyviä piirteitä kuin toisessa pienen suunnistusmaan kasvatissamme Emilyssä, jonka on ollut pakko itse oppia, pohtia ja hakea tietoa lajin saloihin eri lähteistä. Muut yhdistävät tekijät ovat avoin luonne sekä palava motivaatio kehittyä. Alla nuoren miehen mietteitä mm. tulevaisuuden tavoitteista hänen omin sanoin.
Name: Orhan Kutlu
Best accomplishments so far:
- 3. in O-Ringen middle distance
- 1. in Mediterrenian Championship (long-mıddle)
- First Turkish athlete in JWOC A Final
- 1. place ın overall ranking in Turkey National Championships(last 2 years)
Why and how you became an orienteer? I started when I was 15 years old in high school. Our teacher asked "Who is good at maths and geometry?" to select team members. I was quite good at them but the important thing was that my best friends were going to trainings. Then I joined to have some time together :)
Where do you live and what do you study? My home town is Bolu where it"s big potential for orienteering and at 1400-1600 m altitude. I live in Istanbul and study business administration in Marmara University.
Plans and goals for this remaining next season and beyond: For remaining season my biggest goal is to win all forest races ın SEEOC (South East European Orienteering Championship). To my surprise I wıll run in WOC too. I am not ready for it because I had 3 hard races in July, so I dont feel so strong, actually I feel tired :) But WOC will be great experience for me and I wıll do my best in that moment. My long term goal is to be in top places in 2020s. Especially in middle distance. I also want to be professional athlete. Full of orienteering :)
Previous clubs: I am runnıng for Kuzey Geyikleri DSK in Turkey. AngA is my first Scandinavian club.
Why did you choose Ankkuri? I have a close friend in team, Yasar Ismet. He told me really good things about the club. Good opportunities, maps.. and most importantly more than a club: like family :). Club"s attitude is also important. Ankkuri focuses on personal improvement and supports the ones who are willing to train and be good.
- Cebeli Reis in Antalya
- Kalngale in Latvia
- Belgrad Forest in Istanbul
- I am sure Finnish terrains will be here too :)
Idols: I have lots of idols. Thierry, Olav Lundanes, Edgars Bertuks, Simone Niggli
Favourite relay leg: It depends on the race. For example in JWOC I like 1. leg but in SEEOC I want 3. leg. I have never run in 10-mila or Jukola but I thınk middle ones would be my favorite.
Best orienteering memory: Of course there is lots of memories but I can not forget how I felt suprised in my first EYOC and JWOC. I felt really bad when we talked with friends and learned how other countries train and what kind of oppurtunities they have. But that was my motivation in that time. I was very dedicated to catch them and be on the same level.
Other hobbies: I really like to write. Sometimes I write what I feel at that moment, then they become very funny when you read them later (especially thoughts after races) :). I like to follow, read and search for orienteers and athletes. Then I can find different kinds of thoughts and tips to my training and orienteering :)
Favourite dish: Turkish Tandir (a kınd of meat meal that is cooked in special pan) and also nearly every kind of meal with aubergine
Marital status: Single :)
Free style or classic style? Of course free style!
Greetings to your club mates: Hey, I am looking forward to meet you all and have first trainings with you. I am pretty sure we will do a good job together. Lets fight for AngA ;)
Tervetuloa, welcome, hoşgeldiniz Orhan!
Vesa Mäkinen - 12.8.2016, 19:26