In glorious sunshine in Sälen, Jennie-Lee Burmansson salvaged the Swedish Championship gold in big air on Saturday. She won ahead of Tova Staal and Estrid Fahlen.

"I haven't jumped anything this winter, so the stuff I did was a bit in my spinal cord. It was fun to dust them off. I just ran on feeling, says Jennie-Lee Burmansson.

In 2018, Burmansson became Sweden's youngest winter athlete in an Olympics when she participated in the championship in Pyeongchang at the age of 15. In September of the same year, she pulled off her cruciate ligament and in the fall of 2022, she announced that she was ending her career, at the age of 20.

"Challenge myself"

But there is no question of a comeback.

– No, there may be a little more whim but nothing planned. It was home slope and then it's always fun when we are several skiers, to meet them. So it wasn't a competitive comeback, it was just fun to hang out with everyone.

The 20-year-old, who has won the slopestyle World Cup, has not competed in a while and came to the Swedish Championships with low expectations.

"I mostly went by feeling. I just drove because it was fun and to challenge myself.

Investing in film

Five months after the decision to quit, it still feels right.

"I was pretty sure this wasn't for me anymore. But you miss the time when you thought it was the most fun there was. But it feels like the right decision, to be able to do this kind of stuff just because it's fun and on my terms.

Today she focuses on film and was in Japan and filmed in February.

"You drive on the street, in parks and on stairs. It's more the kind of thing I've been doing. I was in Japan filming all of February and that movie will come out this fall.