Cross country skiing Olympic Champion Stina Nilsson competes in an international biathlon event for the first time in IBU Cup in Arber, Germany in January.
27-year-old Stina Nilsson
achieved 12 championship medals during her cross country skiing career between 2015-2019. In March 2020 Nilsson surprised the skiing world by announcing her switch from cross country to biathlon.
Nilsson's last international cross country race took place almost exactly one year ago when Nilsson competed on in Tour de Ski
in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Nilsson was named to the Swedish IBU Cup
team in Arber, Germany. Nilsson competed yesterday in Östersund in a Swedish qualification race. She finished third missing one shot in the prone position and shooting a clean sheet standing.
- It feels very nice. I have gained a lot of experience in a short period of time. I feel much safer now when I come to the shooting lane, Nilsson states in Swedish Aftonbladet
The first IBU Cup weekend in Arber is competed 14.-17.1.2021.