More medals than we can count
He has collected more orienteering medals than we can count and when Gustav Bergman is not on the race track to go after even more victories he teaches orienteering to upcoming Swedish orienteering stars. We are proud to work with this humble orienteer who has the stamina to go on forever and the personality to win everybody over.
Gustav Bergman is part of the Silva family since 2021.
4 World Championship Victories and 10 medals in total
23 Gold Medals from the Swedish Orienteering Championships
1 overall victory in the Orienteering World Cup
Why did you choose SILVA as a partner?
SILVA has always been my preferred manufacturer of racing compasses for orienteering, and with SILVA being a partner to the Swedish Orienteering Federation and the Swedish National Team I have had close contact to both products and the people at SILVA through the years, thus making partnering up a very natural choice for me! I am very excited to be a part of the SILVA family!
Do you have any specific advice when it comes to training in the dark?
Find your comfort zone! I struggled for a long time with enjoying running in the dark, but after oushing my limits and getting used to it, I now find a sort of serenity in running alone in the forest with only my head torch as company!
GUSTAV ON Spike Jet
When do you use Spike Jet?
I use Spike Jet for everything orienteering related: training, racing, at daytime, and at night - everything from precise navigation to ski touring in the mountains.
What do you think about Spike Jet?
Spike Jet is a comfortable compass that fits great in the hand. I never think about it when I run. It's just there - always ready to lead the way!
To whom would you recommend it?
Spike Jet is perfect if you want a ruler compass that is small and smooth - perfect for racing!
GUSTAV ON SPECTRA O
When do you use Spectra O?
Spectra O is my go to headlamp during night orienteering, especially for racing. When I'm training I sometimes want to challenge myself and use a headlamp with less lumen – Spectra is so extreme it makes night orienteering easy.
What do you think about Spectra O?
Spectra O has everything I want in a headlamp – great light, a comfortable vest, and head mount.
Who would you recommend Spectra O to?
Spectra O is for people who want daylight when it is dark outside. It is as simple as that.
How do you train during the off season?
Off season for racing means on season for training, so this part of the year means a heavy training load for me! Mostly running, of course, both on roads and off trail. A good mix in both training effort and running surface (and daylight...)
What is your best moment from the previous year from the team that you bring to the new year?
Choosing just one moment is impossible! When I think back to 2021 I try to savor every moment, and be grateful that I have the opportunity of being a professional athlete and doing what I love every day!