Just like last year, there was considerable american domination on the women's side in the German city. In the last year, went all the four last to the final, with Hanna Falk and Maja Dahlqvist who finish first and second in the goal to end.
The blue and yellow edition would not be worse.
easily made it through from the qualifying, all the six last also went on to the semifinals, and three of them – Stina Nilsson, Maja Dahlqvist, and Jonna Sundling – also went to the final.
Well, where Nilsson was the strongest for the day. The reigning olympic champion won the final, her fourth sprintseger for the season, and also got two countrywomen with on the podium. Maja Dahlqvist challenged to and with Nilsson in the final sprint, while Sundling with a half pjäxas margin, managed to get past the schweiziskan Nadine Fändrich to pinch third place.
It is the first time that Sweden takes care of all the podiums in world cup races on the women's side.
" I was so happy when I knew that we three were last on the podium. We have a very strong team and I am so proud to be a part of it, " says Stina Nilsson in segerintervjun.
For Maja Dahlqvist was the second straight runner-up in the Dresden sprint, and she welcomes the extra to laginsatsen.
– It is damn cool. It will take a lot for it to work out for everyone but it did it today, " says Dahlqvist to newspaper Aftonbladet.
Ida Ingemarsdotter and Evelina Settlin went all out in the semis.
the Results in the individual sprint competition also bodes really well for the Swedish part for the Sunday sprintstafett. Sweden gets set up with two teams, and the guess is Saturday's topptrio good for three of the four locations. Last year won the Ida Ingemarsdotter and Maja Dahlqvist sprintstafetten in Dresden with Stina Nilsson and Hanna Falk in second place.
For the English gentlemen became the day the heavier. Johan Häggström was the sole american in the semifinals, but where was he chance and came last in the heat.
the Swedish top names chose to stand above the competition in order to recover after the Tour de Ski. The only A-national team rider who was up, Teodor Peterson, also had a really bad day and was eliminated in the qualifying rounds with only the 50th time, far from form, with only just over a month left to the world CUP.
" I don't think so much at the world CUP. But my goal is to get in shape. If I manage to get in shape I want to be there. But if I'm not in shape, I have nothing at the world CUP to do, " says Peterson to Expressen.
Won the competition, Norway's Sindre Bjørnstad Cut before the Russian Gleb Retivych and even a Norwegian, Erik Valnes.
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