Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 Today's Paper
SC Ranking
1 Emil Persson 25,562,006
2 Ida Dahl 24,839,273
3 Andreas Nygaard 24,633,945
4 Tord Asle Gjerd... 24,584,380
5 Lina Korsgren 24,484,047
6 Oskar Kardin 24,312,698
7 Britta Johansso... 24,058,203
8 Johannes Eklöf 24,013,294
9 Max Novak 23,921,189
10 Astrid Øyre Sli... 23,754,472
11 Emilie Fleten 23,416,363
12 Morten Eide Ped... 23,402,906
13 Kasper Stadaas 23,372,337
14 Ermil Vokuev 23,155,152
15 Stian Hoelgaard 23,119,309
16 Johan Hoel 23,094,196
17 Runar Skaug Mat... 22,726,499
18 Maxim Vylegzhan... 22,671,721
19 Vetle Thyli 22,530,051
20 Herman Paus 22,492,362
21 Magnus Vesterhe... 22,299,171
22 Marcus Johansso... 21,942,740
23 Anders Aukland 21,690,765
24 Torleif Syrstad 21,609,107
25 Joar Thele 21,527,809
26 Karstein Johaug 21,461,033
27 Jiří Pliska 21,021,748
28 Torgeir Sulen H... 20,862,822
29 Eddie Edström 20,738,799
30 Gabriel Höjlind... 20,657,291
31 Stanislav Řezáč... 20,425,274
32 Axel Jutterströ... 20,170,582
33 Klas Nilsson 19,965,758
34 Nils Dahlsten 19,937,621
35 Thomas Ødegaard... 19,696,746
36 Jan Šrail 19,570,618
37 Simen Engebrets... 19,178,110
38 Bastien Poirrie... 19,138,063
39 Sofie Elebro 19,117,183
40 Mauro Brigadoi 18,992,619
41 Alexey Shemiaki... 18,653,161
42 Stian Berg 18,652,088
43 Viktor Mäenpää... 18,487,671
44 Arnaud Du Pasqu... 18,285,573
45 Aleksandr Grebe... 18,267,363
46 Dmitriy Bagrash... 18,225,082
47 Anikken Gjerde ... 18,209,193
48 Petter Soleng S... 18,089,523
49 Fabián Štoček... 17,925,232
50 Olga Tsareva 17,877,070
 
Events & Results
CHECK COMPETITIONS
Event Country Date
Mobile icon Mobile icon

Sjur Røthe Struggles With Form And Can’t Find Any Answers

At the start of the critical autumn preparations, the Norwegian cross-country skier Sjur Røthe struggles with poor form without knowing why.

Photo: Maxim Thore/Bildbyrån

Sjur Røthe (NOR) was not in shape during the World Championships 2021 or the 2022 Olympics. Now he is looking for revenge at the World Championships 2023.

Nordic World Championships 2023 was supposed to be revenge for Sjur Røthe after a disappointing Winter Olympics in Beijing and World Championships in 2021.

But the build-up to the World Championships season has not been promising for the 34-year-old. Illness and poor form have characterized Røthe’s summer. 

Tests and medical examinations provide neither comfort nor answers. The national team veteran doesn’t like that. The Norwegian was registered for Blinkfestivalen at the beginning of August but did not start. Røthe also did not participate at Toppidrettsveka with the remaining national team last week. His shape is so poor that he does not see the point in participating in competitions.  

“I have no control over where I stand,” says Røthe to VG

At the autumn’s first national team training camp, which took place in Steinkjer with the national sprint team and the recruit national team in mid-August, he was beaten by his colleagues in practically every session.

That also worries national team coach Eirik Myhr Nossum. During the team’s first training camp after the holidays, Nossum concludes that all but one of the distance skiers are well on track for the start of the season and the World Championships 2023. The exception is Røthe. 

“Then we have Sjur, who is nowhere near the top score. It doesn’t flow, and then you wonder why things are the way they are. It doesn’t just apply to him, but to everyone in a situation like that. They are looking for an explanation,” says Nossum to VG.

New Month With Blank Pages

Now Sjur Røthe and his colleagues are ready for a new training camp, this time at Sjusjøen and then only with the national distance team. 

There are still almost three months until the start of the season at Beitostølen at the end of November and five months until the World Championships in Planica, at the end of February beginning of March.

Most read
Become a member now