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Linn Sömskar

|Linn Sömskar (born 3 June 19.

Personal life

Skier in white kit with blue sunglasses with a stone building in the background.
Sömskar in 2012

Sömskar is from Umeå, Sweden. She went to school in Lycksele. Her parents Stina Karlsson and Ingmar Sömskar are former skiiers.[1]

Career

Sömskar trains at IFK Umeå sports club.[2] In 2009, Sömskar was selected for the FIS Junior Cross-Country Skiing World Championships in France. Both of her parents had previously competed at the event in 1980.[1] She came third in the 2012–13 FIS Cross-Country World Cup team sprint event in Liberec, Czech Republic, alongside Magdalena Pajala.[3]

In 2015, Sömskar won a prologue race in Bruksvallarna, Sweden.[4] She competed in the 2015–16 FIS Cross-Country World Cup 15km event in Davos, Switzerland as a late replacement for Maria Rydqvist.[5] She came third in the 2015–16 Scandinavian Cup sprint race in Östersund, Sweden.[a][7] At the 2016–17 Scandinavian Cup, Sömskar came third in the 5 km[8] and 10km pursuit races in Madona, Latvia.[9] Sömskar, Jonna Sundling and Elina Rönnlund [de; sv] won the relay event at the Swedish Championships in 2018 and 2019.[10]

In 2018, Sömskar won both events at the Roller Skiing World Cup event in Torsby, Sweden.[11] In 2019, she won multiple Roller Skiing World Cup medals.[12] She won the 1,500 metres sprint event at the opening World Cup event in Beijing.[13] She came third in the Dresden team sprint event alongside Evelina Settlin [de; fr],[2] which was her second career World Cup podium.[14] At the Roller Skiing World Cup event in Madona, Latvia, she won the 200 metres sprint,[15] and 15km mass start events,[16] and came third in the 10km event.[12][17] At the 2019–20 Scandinavian Cup, Sömskar came third in the 20 km cross-country race in Vuokatti, Finland,[18] second in the 10 km race in Vuokatti,[19] and third in the 20 km race in Nes, Norway.[20] She came second overall in the Scandinavian Cup overall standings.[21]

In 2020, Sömskar was not selected in the Swedish cross-country team for the 2020–21 season.[14][22] She then changed discipline to long distance cross-country skiing, representing Team Nordic Athlete.[2][14] Her first long distance event was in 2021 in La Diagonela [de; fr], Switzerland. She had to abandon the race after suffering from blisters on her hands.[23] At the 2021 Swedish Championships, Sömskar and Rebecca Öhrn [de] came seventh in the team sprint event.[24]

Notes

  1. ^ As the finals were cancelled, the qualification results counted.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "I fäders spår för framtids segrar". Folkbladet (in Swedish). 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Linn Sömskar förbereder sig för sin nya roll som långloppsåkare". Langd (in Swedish). 22 July 2020. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ladies' Team Sprint F – Liberec" (PDF). International Ski Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Linn Sömskar skrällde i prologen". DT.se (in Swedish). 22 November 2015. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Maria Rydqvist missar distansen i Davos". DT.se (in Swedish). 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Women's Sprint C Final – Östersund". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Women's Sprint C Qualification – Östersund". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Women's 5 km C – Madona". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Women's 10 km F Pursuit – Madona". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Dubbla SM-guld att försvara i stafetten". VK.se (in Swedish). 8 April 2021. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Swedish showdown concludes Torsby Roller Ski weekend". International Ski Federation. 16 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b "VM-guld till Ekberg – brons till Sömskar och Gustafsson". Langd (in Swedish). 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "FIS Rollerski season started in Beijing". International Ski Federation. 4 July 2019. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ a b c "Linn Sömskar satsar på långlopp: "Riktigt roligt"". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Dubbelt svenskt på pallen – VM-guld till Sömskar". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 9 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Linn Sömskar världsmästare igen". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 10 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Linn Sömskar med brons på VM i rullskidor". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Vuokatti (FIN): Women's 20 km C MS". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Vuokatti (FIN): Women's 10 km F". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Nes Skiannlegg (NOR): Women's 20 km F". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Scandinavian Cup 2020". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Linn Sömskar byter till långloppscupen". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 29 May 2020. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "After the cold race – Linn Sömskar is forced to cancel the race". Sveriges Television. 22 January 2021. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021 – via Teller Report. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Sci di Fondo – Duello emozionante tra Sundling e Karlsson nella team sprint dei Campionati Svedesi". Fondo Italia (in Italian). 9 April 2021. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links

Linn Sömskar at the International Ski Federation


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