Judith Wyder – the new queen

Posted on | July 12, 2014 | Category: Arena

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Judith Wyder hasn’t been present at all big races this year. The reason was to do well at the World Championships, and she has had fantastic results. It ended with three golds.

On the relay she started the last leg a bit more than two minutes after Tove Alexandersson from Sweden and Maja Alm from Denmark. It wasn’t at all obvious that she would pick them up, but she did and when Tove made mistakes it was just two girls left in the fight for gold.

Judith felt she was a bit stronger than Maja Alm, and even though the Swiss had a little mistake on the last control, she ran together with her team-mates Sabine Hauswirth and Sara Lüscher into the finish.

“To win with other persons feels even bigger than winning as an individual”, Judith says.

Denmark finished second and were very happy with silver. They have had the best Championships ever.

For Switzerland it was a great start as Sara Lüscher opened up a gap to the other teams on the first leg. Then Annika Billstam and Ida Bobach ran very well for their teams and closed the gap to Switzerland.

For Wyder the Championships ended with three golds and a bronze. “It’s crazy how well it has gone”, she says.

For the Swiss, WOC was the big goal for the year. Because of that, she hasn’t run all World Cup races. “I didn’t take part in Spain and Norway. At that time I wanted to be at home and train”.

– Will you be present at the World Cup races in Switzerland?

“Oh yes, they are really big races for the Swiss”.

For years she has been working hard and now she is getting paid for it. Even though sport is very important to her, she also likes to have normal work, and in August she will start up again working 80 per cent of full time.


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