• Sweden's news in English
 
app_header_v3
2014 Winter Olympics
Sweden win 'Bradbury bronze' after sprint chaos
Emil Jönsson, Ida Ingemarsdotter, Stina Nilsson and Teodor Peterson. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Sweden win 'Bradbury bronze' after sprint chaos

AFP/The Local · 19 Feb 2014, 14:36

Published: 19 Feb 2014 14:36 GMT+01:00

Sweden charged up the bronze medal table on Wednesday thanks to some fancy footwork at the Sochi Olympics in the team sprint finals, where teams of two take it in turns to perform three punishing sprints each.
 
The women's event was first and Winter Olympic stalwarts Norway took home the gold, followed by Finland nine seconds later for the silver.  
 
The Swedish team of Ida Ingemarsdotter and Stina Nilsson finished third in 16min 23.82sec. The medal marked the second of the games for Ingemarsdotter, who pulled in the gold in the Cross-Country Relay 4 x 5km.
 
Half an hour later, the men's team in the same event also won the bronze, crossing the line after Finland and Russia. 
 
The race was plagued by controversy after the German team suffered a fall after touching skis with a Finnish racer, leaving plenty of space for the Swedish team to sail to bronze.
 
The Swedes, Emil Jönsson and Teodor Peterson, were credited by the Aftonbladet newspaper as winning a "Bradbury bronze", referring to the Australian skater Steven Bradbury who skated to gold glory in Salt Lake City in 2002 after all the other competitors fell (see video below). 
 
"Someone yelled 'The German has fallen over' and then I noticed that Theodor was taking it rather easy," Jönsson said in a televised interview afterwards.
 
"So I just stood up and screamed 'Go, goddammit!' As luck would have it, Theodor had already seen the German."
 
Story continues below…
The bronze was Jönsson's second of the games, and Peterson can add his medal to a silver from the Cross Country Sprint Free Finals last Tuesday. 
 
The German team protested the finish, claiming they were closed out by the Finnish team, but the jury rejected the protest, describing the clash as a "race incident".
 

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Swedish court detains 'terror plot' suspect
Attunda district court north of Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

Swedish court detains 'terror plot' suspect
0 minutes ago

A man based in the Stockholm area has been detained on suspicion of preparing to carry out an act of terrorism in January.

First gig for Paris attacks rockers looms in Stockholm
The Eagles of Death Metal performing at a Swedish festival in 2012. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

First gig for Paris attacks rockers looms in Stockholm
1 hour ago

The Eagles of Death Metal will play their first solo concert since the Paris attacks, at a small gig in the Swedish capital this weekend.

Swedish cop lets suspect go 'because it's Friday'
Fighting crime the Swedish way. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedish cop lets suspect go 'because it's Friday'
3 hours ago

This is how seriously the Swedes take their work-life balance.

Is this our last glimpse of Swedish royal's baby bump?
Princess Victoria, centre, at the Global Change Awards. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Is this our last glimpse of Swedish royal's baby bump?
6 hours ago

Sweden's pregnant crown princess has made her final public appearance before the birth of the country's next baby royal.

Sweden slashes interest rate to new record low
Sweden has had negative interest rates since last year. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Sweden slashes interest rate to new record low
8 hours ago

Sweden's central bank has cut the country's already historically low interest rate even further.

Swedes will not send jets to help French fight Isis
A Jas Gripen used in an Arctic exercise last year. Photo: Foto: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Swedes will not send jets to help French fight Isis
10 hours ago

UPDATED: Leaked documents suggest the Swedish military can't afford to send Jas Gripen jets to support France's fight against Isis.

Swedish terror convicts won't have nationality stripped
A group of pro-Isis protesters in Iraq in 2014. Photo: TT/AP

Swedish terror convicts won't have nationality stripped
11 hours ago

Politicians have rejected a proposal to stop Swedes convicted of terror crimes retaining their nationality.

What's on
Five fab Valentine's ideas whether you're dating or not
Photo: Found Animal Foundation/Flickr

Five fab Valentine's ideas whether you're dating or not
12 hours ago

Here are the the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Sweden, as well as our regular weekly listings.

Eight teens suspected of child rape in Sweden
A police car investigating a separate incident in Gothenburg. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Eight teens suspected of child rape in Sweden
1 day ago

Eight teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an alleged gang rape of a child in Gothenburg in western Sweden.

Julian Assange
'Sweden is a country with fair reputation for justice'
Julian Assange at Ecuador's London embassy. Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

'Sweden is a country with fair reputation for justice'
1 day ago

British PM David Cameron has backed Swedish prosecutors, saying Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should hand himself over and "end this sorry saga".

Sponsored Article
US taxes and FATCA: 'The time for hiding is over'
National
Can you spot the dildo in this photo?
Sponsored Article
Just landed? Here's the secret to finding work in Stockholm
Culture
Seven facts about the shy Swede behind the world's pop music
Travel
Why are people so happy in Malmö?
Blog updates

9 February

Förr, förut, förrän, före and … innan! (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hejsan! A long time ago, I got this question: It would be a huge help if you could…" READ »

 

5 February

Editor’s blog, February 5th (The Local Sweden) »

"Hello readers, A friend of mine wrote from abroad this week to ask me if international media…" READ »

 
 
 
Sponsored Article
How to set up shop in the 'Silicon Valley of Sweden'
National
Less than one percent of Swedish crimes linked to refugees
Sponsored Article
Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden's far north
Features
Single? Here are the ten Swedish words you have to learn
Fastighetsbyrån
Gallery
Property of the week: Lindesberg, Örebro
Lifestyle
VIDEO: What's the fuss about Sweden's semla bun?
Sponsored Article
Swiss hospitality: The ladder to your international career
Culture
Ten fab Swedish hits for February
Sponsored Article
Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges
Finest
Gallery
People-watching: February 6th-7th
Travel
Stockholm's eight REAL no-go zones
Sponsored Article
Stockholm's secret ski resort: Kungsberget
Gallery
People-watching: February 3rd
Sponsored Article
Lofsdalen: The real Swedish wilderness
National
'How confronting the man who robbed me gave me closure'
Analysis & Opinion
DEBATE: Why are Swedes so obsessed with Nordic skiing?
Culture
See which Swedish museums are now opening up for free
Gallery
Property of the week: Insjön, Nacka
National
VIDEO: Tensions caught on camera inside Swedish asylum home
Gallery
People-Watching: January 29th - 31st
International
How will Sweden deport up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers?
Sport
When you gotta go... Swedish racing dog does poo and then takes gold
Sport
Guess who just got a HUGE pay rise?
Travel
WATCH: Five top tips for safe ice skating on Sweden's gorgeous lakes
Gallery
People-watching: January 27th
National
'Sweden could be at war within years'
3,494
jobs available
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
psdmedia.se