Frida Karlsson was superior in the ladies 15km race
FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships continued with Cross Country U20 ladies 15 kilometer mass start competition. Swedish Frida Karlsson took the win in the ladies’ competition. Norwegian Helene Marie Fossesholm took the silver medal and Finnish Anita Korva the bronze medal.
Karlsson was very happy about the victory.
“I feel very satisfied. I want to keep my focus on myself and my own skiing. I wanted to find nice technic today and I think I managed to do that. I didn’t set gold as my goal. On Saturday we want to give other countries a real fight in the relay”, said Karlsson.
Norwegian Fossesholm was the silver medalist 52,1 seconds behind Karlsson.
“I had great skis and the day was fantastic. I just had to ski fast, because I wanted to keep my position and I know Frida was skiing fast too. If I think about the relay, there is a lot strong opponents and these guys for example from Finland and Russia and also from other countries too”, said Fossesholm.
Korva thought that the competition was great and there was lots of room to ski. Korva was 58,1 seconds behind Karlsson.
“It was quite easy to ski. I just try to keep my position to the end. Training season wasn’t so perfect so this is a great surprise. I don’t know, how high we can be in relay”, said Korva.
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