Ida Bobach – a new step forward

Posted on | October 5, 2014 | Category: Arena

Ida Bobach wasn’t that sure about her shape before the Middle Distance race, but she achieved a new high point in her career.

Ida Bobach has two silver medals from Middle Distance at WOC. The first one was taken as a final-year junior in 2011. As a third-year senior she repeated the silver at WOC in Italy.

“It’s really good with my first World Cup victory, and my performance was better than at the silver races at WOC, but I place the WOC medals a bit higher. The WOC Middle races have also been a bit more challenging in the navigation,” she says.

The youngest of the three Bobachs showed that she is in great shape at the moment. “And my body has also felt well for some time now,” she says.

In the men’s class, brother Søren was third. In the summer he won the Sprint gold medal in Venice. The oldest of the three, Christian, was 26th.

The Bobachs have grown up in Silkeborg where, unlike elsewhere in Denmark, it is very hilly – as in Switzerland. “And further south in Denmark, in Jutland at least, the vegetation is a bit like what it is here. So it wasn’t that different from Denmark,” she smiles.

– Is the terrain in the coming WOC also a bit Danish?

She smiles: “In fact where we live, the under-vegetation is quite similar to what it is in Scotland, but in the coming months there will also be training in Norway and Sweden, to get used to tougher terrain,” she says.

The Dane is studying about two-thirds of full-time during the autumn at the university in Aarhus, where most of the best Danes live. Study time will drop to one-third in the spring.

Photo and text: Erik Borg

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