The jury for the Sixten Jernberg Prize has decided on the award of the 2019 year prize.
The award is awarded to Ebba Andersson, Sollefteå Skidor IF, for her outstanding achievements:
Swedish Cross-Country Skiing is currently at its best. Winning gold at the National championships can be as difficult as taking a medal in the World Cup or Olympic Games.
Ebba Andersson, Sollefteå Skidor IF, won both 10 kilometers and 15 kilometers at the National championships in Sundsvall. Therefore, she is a worthy winner of the Sixten Jernberg Prize 2019.
The prize has been awarded since 1965, the year after Sixten Jernberg completed his successful career. It goes to a rider who responds to strong performances during the SM competitions.
Ebba Andersson laid the foundation for the gold in Relay C during the World Championship in Seefeld.
Ebba Andersson is only 21 years old and thus the skier from Sollefteå has many great Championships ahead of her. Everything speaks for her that she will be an important part of the success wave of Swedish Skiing at the moment.
The jury who named Ebba Andersson for the 2019 winner consists of Ludvig Remb from the Swedish Ski Association, Björn Vedin, Leif Johansson and Åke Ekblom from the SM organizations in Sundsvall, Gällivare and Bruksvallarna and journalist Johan Esk.