Längdskidor: Edvin Anger räddade SM-guldet åt Anton Persson efter stavarna sönderkördes

Tom Persson had to struggle to the finish line with parts of the poles hanging in the slow semifinal won by George Ersson, just a second faster than the winning time in the women’s class where Linn Svahn and Jonna Sundling battled it out.

– I came first and then both poles hit. It’s comical. I’m a bit sick and injured everywhere and then this comes as a bonus. It’s completely crazy, Persson tells SVT Sport.

”Not at the level I want to be”

It has been an uphill battle for Persson for a long time.

– I have had foot surgery. I have no strength and I’m not back at the level I should be at, says Persson bitterly.

Edvin Anger had the sprint under control after winning the prologue, quarterfinal, and semifinal.

– It was a track that worked really well on the home stretch and it was an advantage to be first in. I knew I had a great chance of winning, says Edvin Anger, who was unchallenged and won ahead of Johan Häggström and George Ersson.

Watch a longer studio interview with Edvin Anger here.