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Jenny Rissveds with a new top position on a mountain bike


Jenny Rissveds once again shows that she is on her way back to the top of the world in mountain biking after depression.

The ninth place in French Les Gets is the second top ten place in the one-week World Cup and this time he must lead in competition at that level, something he hasn't experienced since 2016.

Jenny Rissveds showed at the end of last week that she was on her way back to the world elite after a severe depression when she finished fifth in the World Cup competition in Andorra. It was an emotional competition for the Swedish Olympic gold medalist from 2016, who couldn't stop crying afterwards.

– Imagine I don't want to live more than two years ago and now I can go up this fast again. The most important thing for me is not on the podium, but it shows that I can be where I left. I had bad self-confidence last year and was probably the worst in the spring, he said in a statement.

And a week later, he seemed to have something similar, or even bigger.

At Les Gets in France, for the first time since 2016, he experienced a feeling of being at the forefront of competition in the World Cup. He passed American Kate Courtney during the second round (out of seven) and led a shorter distance. Courtney returned and passed Rissved's car again, but the Swede continued near the fifth lap.

During the last round, however, the Rissveds had to fight several competitors, and 25 years finally ran to ninth place, 2.24 behind Courtney winners.

Jenny Rissved made a comeback at the World Cup in May this year, after almost two years missing out on the big mountain bike arena because of the depression she suffered after the 2016 Olympic gold.

Photo: Robert Henriksson / TT / TT NEWS OFFICE

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