SEEFELD (Dagbladet): After a mishap in the sprint in Cogne the other said a cursed Sergey Ustjugov that he had learned how to behave in the field. In other words; the Russian promised that he would be tougher.
Maybe that was why he made an attempt in the semi-finals on run down the world cup favorite John Høsflot Klæbo in the bend right before the run. It gave a hefty ordveksling the two in-between, a not quite friendly klaps on the cheek to John, but otherwise nothing.
For there is nothing the rest of the competition can do with John in the sprint. Even a clean spurtoppgjør with the reigning fristilsmester Federico Pellegrino, was a formality. In the course of sesongforberedelsene has John trained away his tiny little weakness when it comes to max speed in skating.Klæbo kept a cool head after russerbråk - secured world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals
Now, he is quite easily the sport's best and fastest no matter the style.
And the world champion in the sprint.
RANKING for the world cup 2019 was set already before the first stavtaket was taken:
- Here comes John Høsflot Klæbo. He is the superstar in the world cup, said stadionspeakeren.
Then it was at 12.47. It was three minutes to the first prologstart for the guys. The sun shone over a stunning world cup arena, the stands were packed with joy, and the bells rang among Klæbo fans with pink t-shirts in the heat.
the Stage was ready for John.
And he took it.
IN the quarter-finals was the outside world become more impressed:
- This is Klæbo; the cool superstar, informed commentator on austrian TV.
With the world champion dressed in pink with a perfect weld, there was a precise comment. Just as heat. Where did John with Sergey Ustjugov, and the other using a pair of fartsøkninger and a friskøyting on the long, unfamiliar plain, foretelling what was to come.
And that made it even råsterke Sergey Usjugov had to try to stop him with a tackle from behind.
JUST the episode was a small hour later not so dramatic:
- There is a lot of adrenaline. It's the way that happens, said John afterwards, and added:
The last thing that happened between us was that Usjugov wished me good luck in the final. He is a nice guy.
IT is John also. He is facing mostly to their advantage by being quiet. In just a couple of winters he has turned upside down on the little langrennsverdenen. And at the same time made it bigger.
Where we from skinasjonene see a skier we've never seen before, John opened the eyes of those outside of the sport. It happened of course during the OLYMPICS last year. You can think what you want about the olympic games, but it is those who establishes sportsnavn. As John Høstflot Klæbo with 21 years and three gold medals in last year:attract attention in the united STATES: - What do you do in Norway?
I read a case on Norway's goal of 30 medals, and thought it was very fascinating for a small nation. Then I thought: "What is the secret to Norway? What is it that you do, said the american commentator Charles Culpepper to the Newspaper during the OLYMPICS last year.
Then he was been sent by the Washington Post right to Pyeongchang to tell about the phenomenon Klæbo and maternal grandfather, Bill. The american missed the men, where John, on the sisteetappen delivered a jolt that was a long journey worthwhile.
And so was Klæbo established as a name in the united STATES.
IN EUROPE interest is even greater. Ever since he struck through in the world cup two years ago, John and his supporters systematiskt plan to make themselves available for a larger market.
It is the background for the initiative on social media which has given him a position in Germany:Klæbo creates debate in Germany
- The old school says that one should not focus on social media. It should be put away, So we have always thought in German sport. But now, we think differently, " said the German national team general manager Peter Schlickenrieder recently to the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, and provides Klæbo the credit for the transformation:
- To be focused on the training and at the same time be good in social media, is the future, and German runners. We need to look at how Klæbo do it, he told:
- Klæbo is very good in social media and reaches out to the younger ones. He promotes the sport in a very good way. He is the first one that really combines a systematic and deliberate use of social media with a tremendous athletic success.
AND more to come:
For me, it is important to see that we can help to make skiing even more internationally. A combination of the better skiers from Germany that becomes even more attractive through the social and editorial media, is the just great for the sport, our, commented on John's success at the time.
Before he jokingly added:
But at the same time should I do my to keep them behind me.
he did well okay enough in the day
the SKI world CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM Thursday 21. February
At 12: 00 noon Prologue sprint: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemen Kl 14.00 Finals: Sprint freestyle women and gentlemenFriday 22. February
At 10: 30 Am Jump storbakke: Combined (HS120 in Innsbruck) At 16.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmSaturday 23. February
11: 00 Am 15 mile skibytte: Women At 12: 30 pm 30 miles skibytte: Gentlemen At 14.30 Jump Storbakke: GentlemenSunday 24. February
Kl 09.15 semi-finals lagsprint: cross-country Skiing women and gentlemen At 10: 30 Am Jump lagsprint: Combined At 11: 30 Finals lagsprint: Sprint freestyle cross-country skiing women and gentlemen 13.30 Hrs Lagsprint combined 2 x 7.5 km cross-country skiing At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse jump: InnsbruckTuesday, 26. February
13.30 Hrs 10 km classic: Women 16.00 Qualification jump: Womenon Wednesday the 27th. February
Kl 14.00 15 km classic: Gentlemen At 16.15 Jump: WomenThursday, 28. February
11: 00 Am Jump normalbakke: Combined At 13: 00, Relay cross-country skiing: Women, 4x5 km Kl 15.15 Combined cross-country skiing: 10 kmFriday 1. march
Kl 13.15 Relay cross-country skiing, Gentlemen, 4x10 km 16.00 Jumps Gentlemen, normalbakkeSaturday 2. march
11: 00 Am Lagkonkurranse combined: Jump normalbakke At 12.15 30 miles: Women, freestyle At 14.45 Lagkonkurranse combined: cross-country Skiing 4x5 km 16.00 Mixed lagkonkurranse jump: normalbakkeSunday 3. march
At 13: 00, 50 miles: Gentlemen, freestyle
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