IN the OLYMPICS last year it was an upset.
In this year's world CUP was Hanna Öberg one of the favorites.
while away in the pursuit of the Sunday, with five boom. But in Tuesday's long-distance track event there was never any snack.
Sweden has taken its first medal at the home world CHAMPIONSHIPS in biathlon in Östersund. And it was not only the medal, but the gold – when 23-year-old was best when it came to the most.
in Seoul last year, she was flawless on the embankment in all the four bouts in the 15-kilometer race.
In a discipline that often classified as a pure skyttetävling, where tilläggsminuter is in lieu of penalty, it is a segernyckel.
"I had really given myself the chance in the first three bouts," says Öberg after guldkramar, interviews and blomsterceremoni on an assembly line.
" When I come to the last shooting I think, ”now I get the opportunity to show that it is I who is the olympic champion”.
" I have established myself in a different way and I am a better biathlete than a year ago. But imagine that winning the world CUP gold medal on home soil. There are so few that get that opportunity. There are so few who can do it.
had the number 30 went in goal in the great direction. Then it was a certain anticipation of the guldjublet.
France's Justine Braisaz saw a while out to be threatening, but missed out a shot in the third shooting, and took to the last bronze. Also Italian världscupledaren Lisa Vittozzi hunted – but ended up in spite of full shooting 24 seconds after Öberg.
still, when the crowd had left the arena. After a packed press conference she had to swallow time and time again, when the Swedish press were crowded around her.
– There is so much emotion. It means so much for me to do it here, " says Öberg.
– At the OLYMPICS was the gold was a surprise for me, but here I was aware of what I can do. Still, it is a dream, do it before the home crowd and my family. This is a different level.
" I was thinking that this is exactly what I want to do. I want to stand here, and I want to shoot the four zeros, " says Öberg, and knocking with a finger in the presskonferenspodiet.
– But then it was back to my focus, one shot at a time.
On a question how she could lift itself after the barriers in Sunday answer Öberg:
– After the pursuit, I had a good workout on Monday, where I got back my self-confidence.
the contest saw lagkamraterna almost as taken out as the new world champion.
For its part, was otherwise Mona Brorsson, sixth with a boom, revenge of the guldbommarna on Sunday and in the top 15, there were also Linn Persson.
Next for Howell is waiting with the greatest probability Thursday's singelmixedstafett, and thus a new medaljjakt.
" Now I'm going to enjoy it here first. Then it's rest day tomorrow (Wednesday) and then it is on to charge up the batteries, says the world CUP-one.
" I will certainly do what I can in the continuation of the world CUP, I want to continue to take chances. But now I have my gold medal.
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