Maja Dahlqvist has had his big international breakthrough during the season.
Five podium finishes and a world CHAMPIONSHIP gold in sprintstafett in Seefeld with Stina Nilsson stand out.
It could have been even better if that's not where the harsh case in the individual sprintfinalen with Jonna Sundling occurred, something that Maja still have hard to forget.
– I will probably fret over it a while. I had a good day, won my first prologue, had control of the situation and felt strong mentally. It felt like I fell away a gold, " she says about the case.
aware of the risks in the sprint.
" that happens, but you don't want it to happen in the big races. But at the same time, you don't know how it had stopped if I stood on my legs, " says Maja Dahlqvist.
the 24-year-old always tries to have an idea where she stands on the starting line.
" You have a plan how to run if it gets tight. But some things can't affect, " says Maja Dahlqvist.
" I don't know if I feel so. But you have to dare a bit to win. You have to dare to take for themselves. I hope I get the chance again, says Dahlqvist.
more Fun then to talk about the world CUP gold medal in the sprintstafett with Stina Nilsson.Maja Dahlqvist, during Friday's press conference in Falun, sweden. Photo: Ulf Palm/TT
Maja Dahlqvist is a year younger than Stina Nilsson who leads sprintcupen for the final two races in Falun, sweden, and Quebec, and it was Stina who took the individual world CHAMPIONSHIP silver in Seefeld.
it is Undoubtedly the case that Stina Nilsson has been a role model for the new Swedish sprintstjärnan.
" She is incredibly tactical and mentally strong. It would be foolish of me not to look at her, " says Maja Dahlqvist.
the Swedish ski games in Falun with a seventh place in Drammen världscupsprint.
A competition which she was not completely satisfied with.
She missed the final after a crazy riot in semin.
Now she hopes at revenge before the home crowd.
" I expect to get everything and not do as in Drammen when I put me wrong in the finish. It was a tactical miss, " she says self-critically.
she can without and before after years of training and competition.
– It can be a race with different scenarios, it is possible to snatch early. But I think the conclusion is going to suit me. I can track without, and before, " she says förhoppningsfullt.
Maja Dahlqvist has competed at home in the world cup in the past.
But to pull on your bibs as the world champion feels special, she admits.
– It means so much to compete at home. Hopefully, there is someone cheering me on, "she says and explains how far away from the Lugnet ski stadium she lives:
" It takes maybe five minutes to run home, " she says with a smile.
revenge after the case in Seefeld in their mouth, but definitely want to perform at a high level in Falun.
– There is a new competition and it is it that you think about. I want to get out everything I have within me and if I made it I will be happy regardless if I get seven or win, " says the Swedish gun that will also run the distance on Sunday, 10 miles in the freestyle.
" I'm still eager to compete and go fast.
"It'll be fun, it was a long time ago I did it," says Maja Dahlqvist.