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Svahn got to meet Northug: "He was my greatest love in life"


Linn Svahn, 20, took his first World Cup victory in his career. Then she got to meet the childhood idol Petter Northug at the awards ceremony. - I had posted a picture of him on Instagram four years ago when it was my greatest love in life, says the 20-year-old to SVT Sport.

December 14, 2019 is a day Linn Svahn, 20, will remember for a long time.

In her first real world cup start, she put the entire world elite in place in Swiss Davos when she won ahead of Sophie Caldwell and Maiken Caspersen Falla.

At the subsequent awards ceremony, she was then able to meet her childhood idol Petter Northug who was present.

- She has not yet understood what happened here today. She was very happy. Obviously it's big to take her first VC victory, but the way she did it, with the attack on the last hill, is something no one else has, says Northug, who is on site and commenting for TV2, to NRK.

"We agreed on that"

When SVT Sport then meets Svahn, she is overjoyed at the meeting.

- I had posted a picture on instagram four years ago when it was my greatest love in life I was about to say. I was 16 and didn't know better, says Svahn.

What did you say to each other?

- He said congratulations and then we agreed that I was not Gunde's daughter. Now people are starting to know that there are other Svahn than Gunde in Sweden. I can put my name on the map.

In price she got a sledge and cheese.

- There will be overweight on the way home, the 20-year-old laughs.

Source: svt

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