Non-national team skiers Ole Christian Mork and Rune MÃ¼ller of Norway did very well in competition with Sweden’s best sprinters in Torsby’s ski-tunnel on-snow time-trial last week. Mork beat supersprinter Bjrn Lind.
– It worked out very well that day and it was inspiring to be able to match a sprinter of this caliber, says Ole Christian Mork.
Has the Swedes’ level declined?
During a camp in Torsby Mork and MÃ¼ller got a chance to do a workout with many of Sweden’s best sprinters. A full sprint competition with prolog and heats was on the agenda. Emil JÃ¶nsson won the event.
– I was number three in the prolog and second in the concluding final. I have either gotten a lot better or the Swedish level has declined, says Mork with a laugh.
Mork’s best sprint result is a 20th place in the Norwegian National championship. He now has a chance to ski sprint World Cup races.
– This might be the way to get a chance to race in the World Cup. I raced some good sprint races as a junior, but have not prioritized sprint training much lately, says Mork (22)