After the f last week's third-place finish in Oberhof was the expectations on Hanna Öberg ahead of Thursday's sprint in German Ruhpolding high.
And the Swedish OLYMPIC gold medallist managed to live up to them.
Öberg shot in full, and also showed good åkform – which was enough for a new place. Öberg, who took third place after a hard battle against the Norwegian Marte Olsbu Röiseland, was to finish 29 seconds behind the winner Anastasiya Kuzmina, Russia. Italian Lisa Vittozzi tricks second place.
" I'm very happy. Today went really well, I was safe at the shooting range and skiing went well, " says Öberg to the TT.
– I could really relax on the embankment, and it did that I could feel safe. I have shot good at both training and competition, the latest time, it means that you can relax.
place on the podium in the sprint and third in career total of – make Öberg now park on the seventh place in the världscupsammandraget. The question is whether the 23-year-old seriously is in the top to stay?
" I hope so, in any case, she says, and laughs.
" It feels like I'm in a good flow right now. But I expect maybe not to be in the top all the time. But since I have done so good the last time I feel that I can be happy even if I'm not in the top every time.
as Linn Persson was also strong efforts in Ruhpolding and put all their shots. For the Nephew it was enough for 13th place, while Persson finally slid into 16th place.
Anna Magnusson finished 44:a and Emma Nilsson at the 69th place.
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