the world Ski CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld was very much about the duel between the Norwegian averages of Therese Johaug and Swedish junior Frida Karlsson. Johaug won, as expected, all long-distance track event on the women's side, but was challenged several times by Karlsson, who got his big break internationally.
On Friday, got Karlsson also make världscupdebut in the sprint.
And 19-year-old, who finished seventh in his världscupdebut before the world CUP, impressed in the slots in the trailing minitouren in the canadian Quebec. In his first seniortävling since the world CUP drove Karlsson into that tolva in qualifying, where Johaug was 29, and then managed to get all the way to the final after having gone ahead on time from the semi-final.
for Karlsson, while her countrywomen – in turn – Stina Nilsson, Maja Dahlqvist, and Jonna Sundling took possession of the whole pallet.
Johaug? She was eliminated in the quarter-finals.
The big snackisen from Karlsson's quarter-finals were otherwise, if the Swedish had a staff svingad against itself from russia's Yulia Belorukova, surnade to after an incident at the finish. Belorukova finished last and was then for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Stina Nilsson secured the overall victory in the sprintcupen already in the quarter-finals.
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