the 31-year-old Arnt-Christian Furuberg arrived at his first world CUP in his career on Monday, but with on the flight were not his sitski, toboggan which he uses when he travels.
His sitski, specially designed for him. It is similar to Peder Fredricson would have lost his horse. It is jätteavgörande, " says head coach Christer Skog on the phone from Prince George, where the world CUP started on Saturday.
He would go over a few days later, and in the meantime, they managed to find another toboggan which had the same dimensions.
Anders Olsson, with three olympic gold medals and two world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals on his cv, has exactly the same long legs that Arnt-Christian Furuberg. He built his own sitski for that it would fit the skier, and it was shipped from Hagfors to stockholm, where Christer Skog took it on his flight to Canada. When he came up was not to toboggan with.
"I thought that now it is not really supposed to I'm going to compete," says Arnt-Christian Furuberg.
– But then I heard that it will pop up, so then it is quiet.
another flight, and with one day to go to his first start had Arnt-Christian Furuberg something to go with.
– It is quite fun, with other nations that are here, all have committed themselves. I called the american coach to see if there was any possibility that they could have any which you could borrow. But the only thing that existed, existed in Hagfors, " says Christer Skog.
" I can guarantee that there are only two in the whole world. And for a while were both gone.
own sitski is still missing. The airline can't track it, and no one knows where in the world it is.
– It means very much in my activity, it is built to fit me so well it goes. It will take time to build a new one if it's gone, " he says.
He don't really know how it's going to go to go with ersättningskälken, but take debacle with the ro. He has been training in the gym with the visually impaired Zebastian Modin and his escort, retired stjärnåkaren Emil Jönsson.
" I focus on what I can affect yourself, and not things I can't control. It is something that I've worked quite a lot with.
Arnt-Christian Furuberg competes in distance and sprint during the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.