– We are so happy after doing this together and it would be so inspiring to meet Anna (Beck) after taking the silver. “We are very tough in the national team and he tells them he burned very well in the legs when they crossed the finish line,” Ganring tells SVT Sport.
Sweden, along with Great Britain and Ireland, had stumbled, squatted and cheated on each other before the finish line on the F1 Fuji International Speedway.
I had to go uphill with very heavy equipment
– We had a technical issue which was we couldn’t change the front blade on the ramp, it was the same on every lap and that meant we had to wear a very heavy gear and get tired legs. Anna Svardstrom says she was very close to the silver medal, and tells of an unexpected demand on the track when the Swedish duo were topping the lead.
– The Irish women asked us to take it a little calmer, Svardstrom smiles.
Right at the motorway entrance, Ireland’s Katie George Dunleavy jumped to a non-threatening gold of 2.35.53 in foggy and rainy conditions. Janring captured Britain’s Sophie Unwin but never got past him and had to take the bronze after seven seconds of the lead.
Sweden won the seventh medal and achieved the overall medal goal before the Tokyo games.
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