The Swedish girls were evidently in good form, and at the beginning of the competition week, the Swedes came fourth in the team event 60 shots prone.
Linda Olofsson kicked off with an excellent 574 points. Christina Bengtsson followed up with 575 points and with Sweden in the lead going into the last phase, Anna Normann managed to keep her nerves under control and make the silver Swedish.
“It’s fantastic, I’m proud of the girls’ achievement,” said Sweden’s team leader Mats Eriksson after the contest.
With the silver medal, the Swedish team has shown it can beat prominent nations such as the favourites Germany. The Germans took bronze a point behind Sweden.
“It feels great that we could beat the Germans. Now we’re turning our minds to the events on the final day,” a very content Christina Bengtsson ended.