The first day of the orienteering WC in the Czech Republic began with the qualification in the individual sprint and for Hanna Lundberg it was the first WC start of her career.
But a mistake in the debut made her disqualified.
The 18-year-old stamped incorrectly and thus skipped a check.
- I skipped eight.
There is not much to say.
You must take all checks.
I'm completely devastated but I'll make sure there are more chances.
There will be more fun World Cup races, says Hanna Lundberg to SVT Sport.
Federation captain Håkan Carlsson suffers with Lundberg.
- It goes fast in the sprint and the controls are tight.
It's super sad that this happens to Hanna in her World Cup debut, he says.
Tove Alexandersson was clearly the fastest of all in the ladies' qualifiers and won her qualifying heat in the time of 12.30.
For Alexandersson, the World Cup gold in sprint is the only gold medal she is missing.
She already has two silver medals in the sprint.
Dane Maja Alm, third in her qualifying heat and almost two minutes slower than Alexandersson, has four straight World Cup golds in the distance.
On the men's side, Emil Svensk won his qualifying heat before Jerker Lysell while Max Peter Bejmer was fastest in his heat.Keywords: