Gold for Sweden’s Skiiers, Swimmers
Sweden’s sportsmen and women enjoyed a glittering weekend, with success at the Alpine World Cup, the European Swimming Championships and at the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Anja Pärson recorded her 37th victory in the Alpine World Cup when she won Sunday’s Super-G in St. Moritz, four hundreths of a second ahead of Canada’s Emily Brydon.
The win was Pärson’s fourth Super-G victory, putting her top of the World Cup leader board on 383 points, four clear of Austria’s Nicole Hosp.
On Saturday, Pärson took gold in the downhill.
Sweden’s swimmers also enjoyed a brace of gold medals at the European Championships in Hungary.
In a tightly fought final, Josefin Lillhage won the 200 metres freestyle with a new Swedish record of 1 minute, 53,55 seconds.
Lillhage also picked up bronze in the 100 metres freestyle.
The Swedish relay team clinched gold and a new world record in the 4 by 50 metre freestyle event, Sweden’s eighth gold in the championships.
Elsewhere, Sweden’s Annika Sörenstam enjoyed a return to form at the Dubai Ladies Masters.
In her first title of the year, Sörenstam finished two under par.
Sweden’s Louise Stahle and Lotta Wahlin came tenth equal and Sophie Gustafson was 15th.