Norwegian swimming ‘devoid of profiles’ as Ingvild Snildal takes indefinite break

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‘Right now it is unthinkable to go into water,’ says Ingvild Snildal who is staying away indefinitely. Snildal announced already last year that she would take a sabbatical year, and now regrets having then changed her mind and soldiered on because of new surroundings in Bergen. ‘I regret it a bit. I should probably have taken a break as planned and then returned. I can not do anything about it now, so now I’ve better do what is right today.’

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TV2 journalist and himself recent Norwegian national team member Sander Smørdal notes in his article on TV2.no that Norwegian swimming is now devoid of high profile swimmers after the last 1.5 years events. The 2012 European Champions Sara Nordenstam and Ingvild Snildal will not have full focus on swimming this fall as Nordenstam is to take part in TV Norge reality-show ‘71° nord‘, and Ingvild Snildal now reveals that she has chosen to take a break from top swimming.

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