Mathilde Myhrvold and Kathrine Harsem will not start at the World Cup races this weekend in Norway.
According to a press release from the Norwegian Ski Association on Thursday afternoon, Myhrvold has caught a cold, while Harsem has problems with her back.
Myhrvold, who was supposed to start at the sprint on Saturday, will be replaced by Johanne Hauge Harviken from Strandbygda IL.
Maren Wangensteen from Øystre Slidre IL will replace Harsem on Friday’s 10km freestyle, while Julie Bjervig Drivenes will take Harsem’s place on Sunday’s 20km classic mass start. The skiers had already been selected for Friday’s 10km.
The Rule For The Number Of Skiers In The Team
As the host of the World Cup round, Norway has a national quota in addition to the standard allocation of six men and six women. This means that Norway can enter up to 12 skiers of each gender in each of the races. Of the six places in the national quota, two places are exclusive for U23 skiers.
In addition to Norway’s standard and national quotas, Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Mattis Stenshagen have a free place in the World Cup until Christmas as winners of the World Cup 2021/22 and Scandinavian Cup 2021/22, respectively. These two do not count in the 12 of each gender. After Christmas, these free places will go to the person who leads these cups overall.
FACTS Lillehammer World Cup Season 2022/2023
- When: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4
- Who: Elite national skiers
- Where: Lillehammer, Norway
- What: FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway
Friday, December 2: 10km Individual Start F (Find more details here)
- 11:00 CET: 10km Individual Start F, women
- 12:45 CET: 10km Individual Start F, men
Saturday, December 3: Sprint F (Find more details here)
- 9:30 CET: Sprint Qualification F, men
- 9:30 CET: Sprint Qualification F, women
- 12:00 CET: Sprint Final F, men
- 12:00 CET: Sprint Final F, women
Sunday, December 4: 20km Mass Start C (Find more details here)
- 10:45 CET: 20km Mass Start C, women
- 13:00 CET: 20km Mass Start C, men
Read More: Cross-Country Skiing Changes And World Cup Calendar For The 2022/2023 Season