the biathlon team has appointed Anders Byström to landslagschef. He has previously worked as a Swedish skidskyttelandslagets coordinator but comes from a five-year-long sojourn in the Norwegian ski federation.
tvecklingslandslaget cross-country trained Anders Byström, among others, superstar John Høsflot Klæbo.
To SVT " says Anders Byström that he will bring a lot of experience from his time in Norway.
– There is a vinnarmentalitet where we will continue to develop this within the Swedish biathlon, " he says.
the union has not previously had a landslagschef, but it is a new role.
”the point is that Anders will stand for a leading and coordinating role including the A-team, utvecklingslandslag and framtidslandslag all of us to get the maximum out of our resources. He will also be responsible for the most successful and long-term planning”, says secretary-general Ingemar Arwidson in a press release.
who will be the new head coach, Byström replace Wolfgang Pichler.
Pichler has in recent years led Sweden to success in both the OLYMPIC games in Pyeongchang in 2018, where it became two gold and two silver medals. And in the at home world CUP in Östersund, sweden, in February, where it became the three medals which was one of the best results of all time.
John Luke has previously worked tightly together with Wolfgan Pichler.
" But I am me and Wolfgang is Wolfgang. No person may copy, Wolfgang. Now we want to continue to develop. It is not only I but two other coaches and we continue together, " says John-Luke to SVT.
In ledarteamet around the A-team also includes Johan Hagström, and Mattias Nilsson.