In the middle of February, Oskar Kardin, Team Ragde Eiendom, fell badly during a training session that he got a concussion.
Now Kardin is back in good shape and last Saturday he won Grönklitt Hill Race, 15 km double poling uphill.
When season X ended after Vasaloppet, a race he missed because of the concussion, Oskar was able to relax and not stress back in training. Instead, he had time to rest in the spring and got a good recovery from the concussion.
“I didn't start my normal training until the last week in April. Now I have no difficulties at all. At the first training sessions, I had no energy but it came back pretty quickly. I have a feeling that I make a progress after each training session,” says Oskar.
Now he is back on a high level. He proved that this Saturday when he won the Grönklitt Hill Race, 15 km double poling uphill. Grönklitt is a training center 20 km north of Mora in Sweden, where Lager 157 Ski Team has had a training camp for the past week
Kardin was strongest and won six seconds ahead of Swedish national team athlete Calle Halfvarsson. It was a tough fight behind Oskar and Calle, within 22 seconds of the winning time six athletes chased the finish line. Closest was Lager 157 Ski Team quartet Marcus Johansson, Anton Karlsson, Emil Persson, and Øyvind Moen Fjeld.
“It felt good today. It was nice to be invited to this competition. We can’t predict when or if there will be some roller skiing races this summer,” says Kardin.
In the women's race Britta Johansson Norgren, Lager 157 Ski Team, won more than two minutes ahead of Lina Korsgren, Team Ramudden.
There was also a 15 km classics race with an individual start on Friday in Grönklitt. Emil Persson, Lager 157 Ski Team, won 7 seconds ahead of his teammate Marcus Johansson. Britta Johansson had a close fight with Laila Kveli, Team Engcon, but manage to win by 8 seconds.