Armand Duplantis can win for the second year in a row
Armand Duplantis won his first Olympic gold this summer.
Now he can win the Jerring Prize for the second year in a row.
He is one of 13 candidates, Radiosporten announces in a press release.
The winner of the Jerring Prize, which is awarded by Radiosporten in honor of Sven Jering to the person or persons who stood for this year’s greatest Swedish sports achievement, will be crowned.
This year, which is known to have been an Olympic year, no less than 13 candidates are presented. One of these last year’s winners Armand Duplantis, which can thus be reassigned to the prize.
Other notable candidates are the women’s national football team, the national jumping team in equestrian sports, and Daniel Ståhl. All nominees except Anna Nordqvist and Isabelle Haak have won either Olympic or World Cup medals during the year.
Nordquist instead won the British Open while Haak was a mainstay of the Swedish women’s national volleyball team that qualified for a European Championship quarter-final for the first time ever.
The list will be shrunk to eight candidates shortly before Christmas. After that, the winner will be presented at the Sports Gala on 17 January.
All candidates and a brief description follow below.
Jerring Prize 2021: Here are all nominated candidates
Tove Alexandersson, orientation
The 2019 winner did not succeed in this before. Won all five distances at the WC in the Czech Republic. In addition, overall winner of the World Cup.
James Blomgren, bowling
Became the first Swede in 18 years to win an individual World Cup gold in bowling.
Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergström, sailing
Followed up his World Cup gold with an Olympic silver in Tokyo.
Women’s national team, football
Gone like the train in everything called qualifiers. In addition, only a penalty kick from winning Sweden’s first Olympic gold since 1948.
Armand Duplantis, athletics
Last year’s winner has not managed to improve on his world record from 2020. This year he has to settle for an unthreatened Olympic gold.
Isabelle Haak, volleyball
One of the world’s best volleyball players. Brought his successful game to the European Championships, where Sweden reached the quarterfinals for the first time ever on the women’s side.
Hopplandslaget, equestrian sport
Had a successful Olympics individually. With combined forces, they won in a dramatically possible way Sweden’s first team gold in 97 years.
Philip Jönsson, shooting parasport
The only Paralympian on the list. Held for the favorite pressure and won gold in the shooter.
Anna Nordqvist, golf
Winner of the British Open after great drama. Received a price check worth 7.5 million Swedish kronor for performance. In addition to the coveted dent, then.
Nils van der Poel, skating rink
Double World Cup gold in Heerenveen. In addition, a world record of 10,000 meters. Someone to watch out for – both at this price and for the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Martin Ponsiluoma, biathlete
Won his first World Cup gold in Pokljuka. Chasing new successes at the Olympics this winter.
Daniel Ståhl, athletics
Held for the favorite print and took home the Olympic gold in Tokyo. Now belongs to an exclusive group of Swedish athletes who have won both World Cup and Olympic gold.
Jonna Sundling, skis
Double World Cup gold medalist in Oberstdorf. Injured in the run-up to this season, but is expected to once again challenge for medals in Beijing.
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Armand Duplantis can win again – here are all nominees for the Jerring Prize