Anne Kjersti Kalvå (30) went straight home to Trondheim after the silver, tried to rest for a few days and got sick. As a result, you don’t walk 50 kilometers in Holmenkollen on weekends.
– I’m not going, no. I made the decision now. I’m not 100 percent and then you shouldn’t be walking five miles, she told VG Thursday morning.
Calva is talking about a very special week after delivering a huge drama in the women’s 30km at a toilet in Planica last Saturday.
She took the silver medal impressively, behind Ebba Andersson, but ahead of Sweden’s Frida Carlsson.
– It was a strange last week. I got home, crashed here, tired and a bit sick. I didn’t do much, but I tried to make sense of what happened, she says.
She had planned the first few days after her return to calm. But then the disease struck. Not totally weird since the body has been in full swing for the past month or so.
Calva spent several weeks in Italy prior to the tournament. Then I flew straight to the toilet camp and stayed there for two weeks.
– What do you mean by crash land?
– We’ve been on tour for five or six weeks. We had people around us all the time. Then you come home to everyday life, with so many impressions and experiences that you had with those you were around. Then all of a sudden we’re sitting across from each other and we don’t quite understand what happened. It’s kind of anti-climax, she says, grinning.
The 30-year-old from Lundamo says she can’t make out what it was like last week.
In addition to a silver in the 30 km, Calva took home relay gold and silver in the team sprint.
– I don’t know if I fully realized it myself. But it was very interesting. Great experience.
She is in good shape and intends to return to the World Cup circus as soon as possible. Calva wants to go to the World Cup in both Falun and Lahti on the last weekend of March.
– I want to continue the season and I want to make the most of my form. But the way it was last week, we find it can only do more damage. Although I’m not the most positive about the ladies going five miles, I wanted to go. Just try it, Calva says.
Hedda Østberg Amundsen replaces Kalvå in the Norwegian team that will run the 50km this weekend.
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