SEEFELD (Dagbladet): With extreme fartsreserver and great faith in their own skills has Kristine Stavås Skistad emerged as one of the most exciting athletes before the current sprint in Seefeld.
For NM in Meråker, where she took the silver, reported Skistad that she went to the world cup to go for the gold. It created, naturally enough headlines and expectations. So was the pressure on the 20-year-old juniorverdensmesteren that Vidar Løfshus earlier in the week asked people to calm down the expectations.
It seemed also coach Ole Morten Iversen was sensible when he and the five women Norway sets with met the media Wednesday.
Kristine is a young and exciting skater, but she is here first and foremost to get good experience and good learning for what happens later. It does not mean that she can't go fast on skis, but I think enough level, posisjonskampen and the pace is a bit larger than she is used to. I think it is very sensible of Vidar, " says Iversen.Thank Northug for their own career Dreams still
After Skistads their own statements, there has been a bit of fire for the Norwegian national leadership's and now has also Skistad added on a different line.
- I see that I might have created some expectations around, but I hope that people see that I'm young, and not so great expectations, " says Skistad even on the questions about expectations.
Still can't manage to Skistad completely put away the dream of world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals, as she has held on since early this fall.
- If all flaps, I think it (that I can be world champion). But it should be the much to for that none of the other runners put a high speed from the start, responding Stavås Skistad.
For it is endurance which is Stavås Skistads challenge. The times she has tried against the best sprinters on the seniornivå, in Beitostølen, Norway, and under NORWEGIAN Meråker has it been too tough to keep three heat and Skistad has fallen away in the final.Fall of the outsider-the plunger: - I like the really Clear plan
the 20-year-old is completely aware of his own limitations and has the following plan for how the race will have to evolve on her part.
- I think the course suits me well. At the same time it does not so much rest, so I think it really is heavier than what you really think. I'll try to get it a little quieter up first the ground and then try to hang with the inn from there, revealing to Skistad.
the Plan is ready. So all that remains is to see if she can keep tempoglade women as Maiken Caspersen Falla, Stina Nilsson and Jessica Diggins behind them in the tough first half of the trail.
The offensive 20-year-old think that, and with the world's best female sprinter the last few years, Swedish Nilsson, is afraid of the Skistad can do.
Maybe a little for the ending my. I think she will try to get rid of me before that. She is so experienced, and is a much bigger favorite than me. I know she is good. But I don't know if she is afraid, " says Skistad.Fantaski: the Cheapest and the best? Seierstips to the world cup-the opening 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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