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– This is a feeling that has been growing for a long time. It’s first and foremost that I’ve been doing this for years. “I have achieved everything I dreamed of and all my goals,” Falla told NRK.

– Then I felt the body in recent years not responding as before. I also went through a lot of hard times. The body most likely needs to be treated better now. I see no point in pushing it any further than I have done. Maybe now is the time to take care of yourself.

TOP TOP AGAIN: Maiken Caspersen Falla spreads his arms in the air after victory in a sprint at this year’s Drammen. It was his last World Cup win.

Photo: Lise Serud / NTB

He explained that even though he had been battling illness, by getting his body functioning and partly with his lungs in recent years, he had always managed to turn things around. Therefore, he was fully aware that he should not give up as a skier.

– One of the most important things I’ve learned is that anything is possible if you decide and have the will to do it. But I feel that’s enough for now.

Formerly VG who first announced that Falla is now posting.

“Here I can do something”

Sprint star Falla’s story begins in December 2008. In Düsseldorf, he took his first podium finish at the World Cup and secured his definitive breakthrough.


FIRST WORLD CUP WINNER: Came to Slovenian Rogla in December 2011, for Maiken Caspersen Falla.

Photo: Jure Makovec / Afp

– It was enough when I realized that “here I can achieve something”. Since then, I haven’t looked back much. Not so much forward, either. I have taken one season at a time. I have had a great time and enjoyed myself. The journey I went through meant a lot to the outcome, Falla said.

Because, there are a number of podiums after Düsseldorf’s achievement almost 14 years ago. A total of 53 in total. 22 of them won.

medal wholesale

Many medals were also won.

In the context of NM, Falla has 13 achievements. He’s not worse off at major international championships.


FIRST MEDAL: Maiken Caspersen Falla and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen were able to grin for bronze in the team sprint during the WC at Holmenkollen in 2011.

Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

Women from Fetsund are not without reason called championship specialists.

The first of many medals was secured during the team sprint during the WC at Holmenkollen in 2011. He followed up with an individual bronze during the WC sprint at Val di Fiemme in 2013, while his first gold in the same exercise came at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

– I feel the three years there were the biggest in my career. It was his dream. Taking the medal was huge.

Since then, he has placed ten more medals in the prize cupboard. These include individual silver medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and gold at the 2019 Seefeld World Cup.


FIRST GOLD: Maiken Caspersen Falla poses with his first championship gold during the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Photo: Jon Eeg / NTB

Considered last year’s post

This fall, NRK wrote that Falla was last spring considering putting the skis on the shelf. He has left the 2020/2021 season marked by deep valleys and several peaks.

His body didn’t function for many seasons, he struggled a lot with the airways. Illness is still to blame for the lack of bright spots. However, one of them is the World Cup silver medal from Oberstdorf.

Strong career ending

Falle and Udnes Weng

OLYMPICS DOWN: Maiken Caspersen Falla and Tiril Udnes Weng after the sprint team at the Olympics, where Norway was number eight.

Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB

However, he chose to give the Olympic season a chance. There are no medals, in either the individual sprint or the team sprint.

But when Falla returned to Norway, the season’s big highlight came.

In front of an enthusiastic home crowd, Falla puts another world elite in his place during the city sprint in Drammen. By the way, his first World Cup winner in two years.

– Jobs to be dismissed

Now the question is how the national team can close the gap after Norway’s undeniable sprint in the women’s team.

– This is a job that should be laid off now. Therese and I disappeared. But I believe there are many more who have the opportunity to take that final step, Falla said.

He showed, among other things, that Mathilde Myhrvold and Tiril Udnes Weng have strong podium spots from last season’s World Cup.

– Smells good. It will be very interesting to follow, especially if some new and unknown emerge. There is little uncertainty. But I know that with the job being laid off, things won’t get any worse in the future. Many will and I hope they will make it happen.


NEWS MUST APPEAR: Maiken Caspersen Falla will lose to other women’s teams at intervals in the 2020 encounter.

Photo: Geir Olsen / Geir Olsen

Coach work and school desks are waiting

Now work may await Wang’s top sport in Hamar. There is an opportunity to become a coach for youth. Falla found the work rewarding and she had a lot to learn.

– Then I have a bachelor’s degree in economics and administration. I feel I have the opportunity to do “everything” now. I’ve always thought school was fun, but haven’t been given the chance to do it one hundred percent.

– And then I want to land a little bit. Know what I want. Don’t book me a full schedule right away. But feel a little behind and see what kind of opportunities arise, Falla said.

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