DAVOS (Dagbladet): Just days after Petter Northug got his well-deserved tribute that the most important Norwegian langrennsløper, perform a ten years younger boy results even not he was in the vicinity of. He would become the "new Northug", was something completely different. And it has happened fast.In just under two years, John Høsflot Klæbo won his ninth sprintfinale in the world cup and has already caught up with Petter right here.
The first came in Otepää in the middle of February 2017. When was John a little over 20 years, that is about the same age as when Petter for the first time won a race in the world cup; a 2x10 km in Falun.Swedes depper: - The last thing the sport are longing for is even a Super-mustermann
John won the fort equivalent of world cup races at the distance, but also continued with a row of sprintseire. The triumph of the number nine came yesterday. Then he had only managed to fill 22.
Plus at the world cup-the biggest in the individual sprint, which John won in Lahti and the OLYMPIC gold on the same distance in Pyeongchang last winter, and it is a statistic that no Norwegian langrennsløper of the same age have been in the vicinity of.
not Even Petter Northug who was 20 years old when he on the wrong sporting grounds not got the chance to go for Norway in the OLYMPICS 2006. A misappropriation that was decisive for the whole of his career.
FOR no matter how much treningstrøkk and seiersvilje that Northug pumped out of the bitterness after the vrakingen, he was never in the vicinity of the John Høsflot Klæbos explosive development that skisprinter.
Set against the background of zoe's deserved reputation as one of the sport's fastest of all time, is the difference in the numbers between the two surprisingly:While Northug used all ten seasons to win their nine sprintseire in the world cup (the first in the Lathi march 2007 and the last in Drammen march 2016) , has Klæbo so used during the two years. A real juniortabbe
It gives in the average a sprintseier each winter after the breakthrough of the recently abdicated skikongen, but John everything now is up in the four victories per. season.
THE the same difference again goes on sprintene in the major championships. Where jim's greatness as a skier you have just been linked to the ability to perform under maximum pressure, he had to wait long for the first individual sprintgullet.
Two russians were clearly faster than him during the OLYMPICS in Vancouver 2010, Marcus Helner caused him a forsmedelig defeat in the freestyle at the Oslo world CHAMPIONSHIPS the year after, olympiamester Nikita Krjukov staked from him in the world CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 when Petter was, perhaps, stronger than ever and he was knocked out in the seminfinalen in the Sochi OLYMPICS, where Ola Vigen Hattestad won the..
First of Falun 2015, he succeeded fully in a championship on the sprint. When was Petter is 29 years. John, however, was an olympic sprintmester as 21-year-old.the Settlement changed everything
SO we shall remember that John than so long have been a more stark sprinter than Petter. It may appear first and foremost in the selection of the distances.
Typically you will find almost not Petter Northug on the results from Norgesmesterskap in the sprint, although he took his first national gold medal at the distance alllerede as 20-year-old in 2006.
This same winter when he was not abstracted to the OLYMPICS, he had not gone NM-sprint. Then he kept on with the preparations for the junior world CHAMPIONSHIP the week after, he won the supreme. However, Petter hardly at the top internationally in relation to the best seniorløperne. For they were not Norwegian. The year dominated the Bjørn Lind and the other swedes both in the world cup (3 of the 4 best) and the OLYMPICS (gold and bronze).
Later held Petter any time away from the NM-sprint. From the 2 007 and subsequently named the winners Ola Vigen Hattestad, Jon Kristian Dahl, Johan Kjølstad, Eirik Brandsdal, Pål Golberg, Andrew Musgrave, Timo Other the Ground, Find in sandnes, norway Krogh, and of course, John Høsflot Klæbo so fast he was a senior.
In all these years have Petter Northug't won a single time. On the other hand, he has been the last two finals.Klara (26) turns heads with virally Northug-stunt
WHAT Northug could have done by going several sprints, is something else. Also the difference between presence. While Petter was still a junior when he exclaimed "..and I'm not going to the OLYMPICS" and only a first year senior, when he proclaimed a spurtseier in the world cup relay with the legendary "barneskirenn", the prater John still any about herself in rewrites and small letters.
Even after yesterday's liberating sprintseier, it was he who was talking down his apparent favourite location before the Seefeld world cup. And it happened not with the natural betegelsen "I". When John is more careful than realistic considering their own everyday life, it happens consistently using the neutral omskrivningen "man".
It is in excess impersonal modest of the world's fastest man with the cross-country skis on their feet.
BUT at the same time, it is the way that has given results to the sport never seen before. That in itself is reason enough for John to drop multiple comparisons with the ten years older skikameraten.
Such comparisons do no matter none of them neither better or worse. As an athlete the most is the standings only a part of the experience that defines the greatness of the two.
But just as it looks in the rankings now, there is no one who surpasses John Høsflot Klæbo in skisprint.Forget hubris, stavbrekk and rusty shape: No switch Klæbo in tomorrow's!