Two things stand out. Will. And his stubbornness. Two seasons ago was Anna Swenn-Larsson down on the bottom. Slalomåkaren who took his first podium finish in the world cup already in 2014 had long been called framtidsnamn, but a meningitis, and then a mardrömssäsong had been the career to chop. Bit.
the Season 2016-17 noted she only for a single pass result in the world cup.
Then came the cod-end. Fjolårssäsongen was a real revanschsäsong with fifth place in the OLYMPIC games as the major highlight. And in the winter it has just continued, not least with andraplasten in the world CUP rehearsal in Maribor here on a week. Now is Rättviksåkaren world CHAMPIONSHIPS-silver medal – after that, have never stopped believing in himself.
”I had never been able to continue if I didn't know I could”, has Swenn-Larsson earlier told DN.
”I really believed in myself. And then I'm very stubborn. I really gave me the that I would back.”
Yes, and with american hot favourite Mikaela Shiffrin seedy saw the way to a fourth consecutive world CHAMPIONSHIP medal in the slalom out to be open for the Swedish OS-one. Frida Hansdotter started well in the first run but lost then on the lower part. Before the ruling, she was ”only” sixth and finally, she was fifth, after several misses.
Hansdotter has the smoothness and capacity, but unlike before the OLYMPICS last year where Swedish came with five straight podiums in the back – she has this winter just been on the världscuppallen two times.
In the second run was Shiffrins krasslighet in addition, nothing prevented the star from the fourth consecutive world CHAMPIONSHIPS gold medal. Shiffrin was superior – On 2,39. Thus was broken Hansdotters suite of a career perhaps the last championship.
Very. Not only because it was the first medal at the home world CUP.
Maria Pietilä Holmner has already stopped. Frida Hansdotter may have made its last championship, and André Myhrer do with the greatest probability his last mästerskapstart on Sunday. Sweden has long been waiting for an heir to the veterans at the top. Now, Anna Swenn-Larsson. The medal will give a boost towards the next world CUP in 2021, and the next OLYMPICS – 2022 in Beijing.
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