Pichler is hoping for one medal but wants two…
Wolfgang Pichler, who does his last big Championships as a Swedish head coach, arrives with a team that’s full of enthusiasm and optimism about the home Championships.
– We have had the preparations we wanted; we choose to skip the World Cup in North America and trained instead, we competed succesfully at the European Championships and have thereafter had a great precamp in Idre. We have done all we could for a successful Östersund, says Pichler.
And the goal?
– One medal.
That sounds little, thinking of how it went in South Korea?
– I understand the question… it was clever, haha. But okey, if we take two I’m satiesfied! In this sport you can do a great performance but still end up outside the podium.
Wolfgang Pichler also presented the Swedish biathletes competing in the first three competitions:
# Thursday, Mixed Relay: Linn Persson, Hanna Öberg, Jesper Nelin och Sebastian Samuelsson.
# Saturday, Sprint Men: Jesper Nelin, Sebastian Samuelsson, Peppe Femling och Fredrik Lindström.