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50k results -- Sweden?

Postby JeffOYB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am

7th and 28th. What happened to the powerhouse?
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Re: 50k results -- Sweden?

Postby dcpattie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:41 pm

Sweden is lacking new young talent. Look at Russia - I've never ever heard of these guys before Pyeongchang. I have to assume they're getting tested. Still, I have to think Ustiugov finishes in the top 3 if racing.

Prediction for tomorrow. Bjørgen, Kalla, Diggins. 1-2-3.
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Re: 50k results -- Sweden?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:35 am

JeffOYB wrote:7th and 28th. What happened to the powerhouse?

Marcus Hellner left the Olympics before the 50 km race saying his preparations do not meet the demands of such a race. Calle Halfvarsson has apparent health problems including IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Johan Olsson suspects that at least some of the Swedes are training too hard.

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Re: 50k results -- Sweden?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:53 am

dcpattie wrote:Sweden is lacking new young talent.

We have Oscar Svensson. Possibly Victor Thorn will become a world elite skier. That's it, really. Sweden will presumably have some very meager results the coming championships.

dcpattie wrote:Look at Russia - I've never ever heard of these guys before Pyeongchang.

Yes, Russia has even more up and coming male skiers than Norway.

dcpattie wrote:Prediction for tomorrow. Bjørgen, Kalla, Diggins. 1-2-3.

You were right about Björgen. Kalla had rather bad grip and Diggins fell. Stina Nilsson showed once again she is clearly better in classic style this season with her first distance medal in Olympics or World Championships. Krista Pärmäkoski took her third distance medal with her second place in the 30 km race.

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Re: 50k results -- Sweden?

Postby dcpattie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:45 pm

Bad olympics for Heidi Weng. I thought she'd walk away with at least two medals.
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