There was stiff competition for the places behind Linda and Gyda. The three following contestants were just one point from victory on 579 points, and the rules gave the bronze to Sylwia Bogacka from Poland.
So in the knife-edge competition in the final, it was Sweden’s Linda who had the strongest nerves when the last round took place.
”My only thought was on hitting the bull’s eye and I managed it,” said Linda.
The other Swedish girls finished outside the top ten. Anna Normann finished 14th having scored 570 and Christina Bengtsson scored 565, which gave her 18th place.
Silver medallist Gyda E Olssen, Norway, was not at all dissatisfied with silver.
”When I realised I would win at least a bronze I was delighted: this is my first individual medal,” Gyda E Olssen added.