Karlsson was the big sensation during the world CUP in Seefeld recently, and came home from Austria with three medals – a gold, a silver and a bronze – in the skidtrunken.
Last week she competed in the junior national CHAMPIONSHIPS in his hometown Sollefteå, and the great return on Swedish soil was then planned to the Swedish ski games in Falun this weekend. But Karlsson has become a cold and are over the Swedish world cup competition.
" It is clear that she wanted to go, but she also wants to feel that she is prepared. It had perhaps gone to take a chance but she already has so many experiences from this season, so there is no reason for her to rush anything now, " says landslagschefen Rikard Grip.
among other things, have set up about 10 kilometers, the distance where she pressed Therese Johaug to a sekundstrid the gold in the world CUP in the austrian Seefeld. Now, the next Karlsson–Johaug-duel to wait at least a week, with the world cup finals in Canada next opportunity.
Above all, it is a pity for her, not to compete before the home crowd. But there will be new occasions. She has been in an intense period with great world CUP and everything, so it is easy that there will be a little aftermath with a light cold, " says Rikard Grip.
running a world cup event, but in the, in the Italian Cogne the weekend before the world CUP, was missing many of the world's best racers. Grip has still in no hurry to get into the 19-year-old in världscupcirkusen seriously.
– No, it is not so important. In and with the world CUP, she has already experienced the biggest apart from maybe a olympic games. A world cup is nothing in relation to it.
the Rest of the Swedish national team skaters will, however, to Falun. Including Ebba Andersson, who came third in the Holmenkollen tremil, and Charlotte Kalla. On the men's side is Calle Halfvarsson back. He relinquished the Fifty femmil in the weekend, but will compete in the 15 km in Falun.
also compete in the sprint in Falun. There will also Charlotte Kalla appear in the launcher. Thus, if she is then she is also running 10 kilometres.
Sweden also set up with a national group of racers just below the landslagsnivån in hemmatävlingen. It allows three juniors – Linn Svahn, Axel Aflodal and William Poromaa – may make världscupdebut.
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