the Swimmers and their coach were on the way to a contest in Nice. When the DN spoke with OLYMPIC swimmer Simon Sjödin shortly before noon on Thursday he received the news that the passengers soon would get off the plane, in groups of ten at a time.
– the Uncertainty is what has been the hardest. We had gone half an hour when they said it was a threat to the planet and they were forced to turn back. The first linked one is not really the seriousness of it all, but then, when we turned back you understood that it was real, " says Sjödin.
– I had downloaded some goa the Netflix series and was just going to sit on the plane and relax for a while, but this was something else entirely.
on the plane but they were worried about telling the coach, Carl Jenner:
" It is clear that the man was worried. This is no game.
the plane was also the coaches Therese Alshammar and Johan Wallberg and swimmers Erik Persson, Gustaf Dahlman, Hanna Rosvall, Sara Junevik, Robin Hansson and Isak Eliasson.
" I and my roommate Erik (Persson) had been talking about how we would do, if we really would get on a new flight later if we got the chance, and we came to the conclusion that we wanted it. We would very much like to compete, and in many ways, it is certainly good to fly as fast as possible again, " says Simon Sjödin.
After having been evacuated from the plane were the swimmers and the other passengers to a lounge, where they vittnesförhördes by the police.
, the police had gone through all the bags and talked with all the passengers, and they had to leave the hall. Some of the swimmers chose to go home, and a part to Nice later in the evening, " says Carl Jenner.
" They felt that it was a long day, and competitions start in the morning. Some thought that it is better to go home and work out instead, " he says.
For those who have chosen to compete has the upload not become the best.
" We take the decision tomorrow morning how they do with the competition. It is three days of racing, so maybe they are having a training day on Thursday. We are just excited that we came out, " says Carl Jenner.
in Nice runs from Friday morning to Sunday evening. In addition to the Swedish swimmers that were on board the plane will even Michelle Coleman to participate.
Coleman flying, however, from south Africa, where she has been on the reklamuppdrag, directly to France.
Sarah Sjöström competes not in Nice, which has not been the plan.
"I can without a doubt say that I have never been with a similar upload for a competition," says Simon Sjödin.
– And I'm glad I never have to experience it again.
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