Linn Sömskar

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Linn Sömskar
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Sömskar in 2018
Country Sweden
Born (1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 31)
Umeå, Sweden
Ski clubIFK Umeå
Medal record
Cross-country skiing
Swedish National Cross County Skiing Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Relay
Gold medal – first place 2019 Relay
Roller skiing
Roller Skiing World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2019 Madona 200 metres
Gold medal – first place 2019 Madona 15 km
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Madona 10 km
Updated on 11:05, 14 April 2021 (UTC).

Linn Sömskar (born 3 June 1989[1]) is a Swedish cross-country skiier and roller skiier. She won multiple medals at the 2019 Roller Skiing World Cup. In cross-country skiing, she has won multiple Scandinavian Cup medals, and was part of the team that won the relay event at the 2018 and 2019 Swedish Championships.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2]

Career[edit]

Sömskar trains at IFK Umeå sports club.[3] 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.[2] She came third in the 2012–13 FIS Cross-Country World Cup team sprint event in Liberec, Czech Republic, alongside Magdalena Pajala.[4]

In 2015, Sömskar won a prologue race in Bruksvallarna, Sweden.[5] She competed in the 2015–16 FIS Cross-Country World Cup 15km event in Davos, Switzerland, as a late replacement for Maria Rydqvist.[6] She came third in the 2015–16 Scandinavian Cup sprint race in Östersund, Sweden.[a][8] At the 2016–17 Scandinavian Cup, Sömskar came third in the 5 km[9] and 10km pursuit races in Madona, Latvia.[10] Sömskar, Jonna Sundling and Elina Rönnlund [de; sv] won the relay event at the Swedish Championships in 2018 and 2019.[11]

In 2018, Sömskar won both events at the Roller Skiing World Cup event in Torsby, Sweden.[12] In 2019, she won multiple Roller Skiing World Cup medals.[13] She won the 1,500 metres sprint event at the opening World Cup event in Beijing.[14] She came third in the Dresden team sprint event alongside Evelina Settlin [de; fr],[3] which was her second career World Cup podium.[15] At the Roller Skiing World Cup event in Madona, Latvia, she won the 200 metres sprint,[16] and 15km mass start events,[17] and came third in the 10km event.[13][18] At the 2019–20 Scandinavian Cup, Sömskar came third in the 20 km cross-country race in Vuokatti, Finland,[19] second in the 10 km race in Vuokatti,[20] and third in the 20 km race in Nes, Norway.[21] She came second overall in the Scandinavian Cup overall standings.[22]

In 2020, Sömskar was not selected in the Swedish cross-country team for the 2020–21 season.[15][23] She then changed discipline to long distance cross-country skiing, representing Team Nordic Athlete.[3][15] 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.[24] At the 2021 Swedish Championships, Sömskar and Rebecca Öhrn [de] came seventh in the team sprint event.[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As the finals were cancelled, the qualification results counted.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linn Sömskar at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "Ladies' Team Sprint F – Liberec" (PDF). International Ski Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  5. ^ "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)
  6. ^ "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)
  7. ^ "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)
  8. ^ "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)
  9. ^ "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)
  10. ^ "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)
  11. ^ "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)
  12. ^ "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)
  13. ^ 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)
  14. ^ "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)
  15. ^ 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)
  16. ^ "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)
  17. ^ "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)
  18. ^ "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)
  19. ^ "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)
  20. ^ "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)
  21. ^ "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)
  22. ^ "Scandinavian Cup 2020". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 9 December 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "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)
  24. ^ "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)
  25. ^ "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[edit]

Linn Sömskar at the International Ski Federation