Jenny Rissveds once again showed that after the depression she returned to the top of the world biking.
The ninth place in the French Les Gets was her second tenth place at the World Championship in a week and this time she had to be the leader of the competition at this level, which she had not had since 2016.
Jenny Rissveds last weekend showed that after a severe depression she returned to the world elite when she finished fifth at the World Championship in Andorra. It was an emotional competition for the Swedish Olympic gold medal from 2016, which later could not stop crying.
– Imagine that I did not want to live more than two years ago, but now I can drive again. The most important thing for me is not to be on the stairs, but it shows me that I can be where I ended up. In the past year, I had such a bad self-esteem and perhaps the worst now in the spring, she said in the statement.
A week later it seemed to have something similar or even bigger.
In Les Gets, France, for the first time since 2016, has experienced the feeling that she is a leader in the World Cup. In the second round (of seven) she crossed the American Kate Courtney and had a shorter distance. Courtney returned back and walked past Rissved, but Sweden remained close to the fifth round.
Among the final rounds, Rissveds went to several competitors, and the 25-year-old finally came in at ninth, 2.24 for the winner of Courtney.
Jenny Rissved returned to the World Cup in May this year after almost two years of absence on the big mountain bike scene due to the depression she suffered after the Olympic gold 2016.
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