Sundling crushed all opposition in final World Cup sprint

Jonna Sundling was superior in the prologue, winning the quarter-finals and semi-finals. In the final she then showed who is currently the best female sprinter in the world.

– I feel fantastic, it was an unbelievably good day and I was really successful today, Jonna Sundling told SVT Sport.

Greeted the audience

Sundling picked up the pace from the start and only Anamarija Lampic was able to follow her. But shortly after the difficult first ascent, Lampic also had to let go.

With a superior lead, Sundling had full control of the rest of the race. Once in the race, she was able to slow down and wave to the crowd in Falun as she made it to the finish line – more than eight seconds ahead of Anamaria Lampic.

– I don’t know exactly what caused it but I feel like I did something good at least because I’m skiing so well now. It’s fun to have taken a step in the right direction even in cross-country skiing, then we’ll see how the body holds up tomorrow, says Sundling.

Sundling third overall

Maja Dahlqvist had already taken the overall victory in the sprint cup. Second in the sprint cup, Anamarija Lampic, vice-champion of today’s sprint.

Jonna Sundling finished third – despite missing competitions early in the season with a thumb injury.

– It means an incredible amount of being able to finish well given that my season at the start was not good at all considering the injury. Today I’m on the sprint world cup podium, then I get my first world cup classic sprint victory, it’s really great. It was a concern before, because I knew I could climb the Sprint World Cup if it went well, says Jonna Sundling.

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Jonna Sundling: “I feel fantastic”

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