Swedish Sprint World Champion Emelie Ohrstig is sick with a cold and will not race next weekends sprint World Cup opener in DÃ¼sseldorf.
She will therefore loose the possibility of fighting for the season’s first World Cup points in the sprint event, says a press release from the Swedish Skifederation.
The Swedish hopes are now moved over to Lina Andersson and Anna Dahlberg. Andersson skied a number of good sprint races last season with victory in Lahti and second places in Drammen and Worlds in Oberstdorf.
Dahlberg captured several third and fourth places in last year’s World Cup. She was also second in the sprint opener in DÃ¼sseldorf behind Marit Bjorgen last season.
The Swedish team will not call in a new skier to replace Ohrstig and will therefore only race four women in DÃ¼sseldorf.
Jorgen Brink is still struggling with a cold as well and it’s at the moment doubtful that he will start in DÃ¼sseldorf
The adjusted Swedish team for DÃ¼sseldorf is:
Lina Andersson, PiteÃ¥ Elit
Anna Dahlberg, Ã…sarna IK
Ida Ingemarsdotter, Ã…sarna IK
Anna-Karin StrÃ¶mstedt, Vansbro AIK
Thobias Fredriksson, Ã–stersunds SK
Peter Larsson, Hudiksvalls IF
BjÃ¶rn Lind, Hudiksvalls IF
Fredrik Ã–stberg, Falun-BorlÃ¤nge SK
Mikael Ã–stberg, Falun-BorlÃ¤nge SK
JÃ¶rgen Brink, IFK UmeÃ¥ (if he gets healthy in time).