Tove – “One more winter of SkiO”

Posted on | January 19, 2014 | Category: Arena

Tove Alexandersson has now found her flow with map and skis, and won both World Cup races in Norway.

The remarkable Swede, who tops the ranking lists in both winter and summer, has foot orienteering as her main sport, but she wants to continue competing the whole year. “At least I want to go for the Ski Orienteering World Championships (WSOC) in the coming winter, then I will think about how I will go on after that”, the full-time sports woman says.

Next year, WSOC is under ten kilometres from where the competitions were held this weekend.

In the second race this weekend, the Sprint, Tove won with a fast and good flow in the last part of the race. When passing the control on the outside of the arena, about 500 metres before the finish, the Russian Yuliya Tarasenko was leading, but she made a navigational mistake before the end.

Here in Norway, Tove got her first World Cup victories of this winter. In the first round in Finland she was fifth, fourth and second.

– What’s the difference from Finland to now?

“When I was racing in Finland, it was early in the season and a lot of racing in a few days. Just before Finland there were two races in Sweden. Now I feel I have got more into the flow”.

The World Cup continues already on Wednesday in Orsa in Sweden, but all the athletes will probably remain in the district of Hedmark (Norway) for Monday too. That is because they will be allowed to train in the terrain where WSOC will be next winter. The reason for letting everybody visit the terrain, where access for training has not been allowed for a long time, is that the Norwegian Championship was in parts of this terrain a couple of years ago. With the open training everybody gets the possibility to get a taste and sight of the terrain.


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