the 30-year-old Ida Eide was she also cross-country skiers on the elite level.
" I had so much wanted that Ida was with me here today. I know she is up there and is superstolt and look down on me. The whole family is here and I can share this with them after the tough autumn we gone through, said Mari Eide til NRK few minutes after the finish in Seefeld.
the 29-year-old was teary-eyed when she conducted the tv interview.
"I think many are shocked that I won the bronze medal here today," she says.
Nils Ingar Aadne, who was living with Ida Eide when she passed away in september, was in place in Seefeld to see Mari compete.
Mari Eide unsure if she would be able to continue to go to world CUP. In december, she said that she was proud only that she managed to set themselves on the starting line in a race.
Now she is a world CHAMPIONSHIPS bronze medalist.
" I am very happy. I had feared this track and the high speed. I have practiced this throughout the season, " she says to NRK.
Maiken Caspersen Falla won the world CUP final ahead of Stina Nilsson.