Skistad was the only Norwegian woman to start in the Lillehammer sprint on Friday. The 19-year-old became a company of numerous shock sprinters such as Stina Nilsson, Hanna Falk, Sadie Bjornsen, Jonna Sundling and Eva Settlin in the heat. They were the United States and Norway against the four Swedes.
Nilsson moved immediately. Stavås Skistad and large parts of the field failed to follow. That's what Sundling did. So he became a pure Swedish duel on the run. He won Sundling ahead of Nilsson, while Bjornsen took third place. Stavås Skistad was impressed and became number five.
- See all the results at the bottom of the case.
Impressed during the day
There was tremendous excitement for the great talent that had a good start to the season. He started second in skiing at Beitostolen two weeks ago. During the Norgescube in Gålå, he was easily beaten last weekend. He was almost out of poison.
The trend continued in Lillehammer, among the world's elite World Cups. The young Konnerudski runner became number six in the prowl and continued slightly from the quarterfinals. In the semifinal he took over the field command with Stin Nilsson. Here, Skistad finished second.
But the first place in the World Cup career was a fact. The last season last season in Drammen made the World Cup, became lobster 51 and did not continue with the prologue. Something more than half a year later, the stage became hell.
Low Norwegian day
By the way, it was a bad day for the rest of Norway, as well as last weekend. At the opening of the World Cup in Kuusamo a week ago only Maiken Caspersen Falla was in the final. There he became fourth.
For all but Stavås Skiing today it has become difficult. Tiril and Lotta Udnes Weng, Kathrine Harsem, Kari Øyre Slind and Anna Svendsen smoked in the quarterfinals.
Ingvild Flugstad Østberg became too small in the semi-finals. He also became Ragnhild Haga. So, he was a 19-year-old from Konneruda, who has become Norway's great place today in the women's class.
PS 1: Profiles like Heidi Weng and Therese Johaug have been smoking in the prowl of today's Sprint Contest. Maiken Caspersen Falla does not go to Lillehammer because of illness.
PS 2: A mini-tour in Lillehammer continues with ten kilometers of freedom for women on Saturday. Begins at 10.30 am and you will follow NRK 1.