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Erika Jangnäs, student in Industrial Design Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is one of 111 Swedes who will participate in the Universiade in South Korea. Photo: Erika Jangnäs

Student aiming for Olympics

Published: 1 July 2015

The archer Erika Jangnäs, student in Industrial Engineering Design at Luleå University of Technology, has been selected to represent Sweden in the Universiade which this year is held in Gwangju in South Korea.

Erika Jangnäs has made a fast career as an archer. After only five years of training, she has already several Championship medals and World Championship silver. Since 2013 is Erika in the national team and aims for a place in the Olympics in 2020, but maybe even earlier. Erika is now in South Korea to attend the Universiade.

Erika Jangnäs aims for the Olympics, after only five years of training. Photo: Erika Jangnäs

How does it feel to be in South Korea?

– South Korea is a very cool place. It feels extra special to be here, since South Korea is the leading country in archery. Universiade is a great experience and it is hard to understand how big this event actually is.

When did you start practicing archery?

– I started training at high school for more than five years ago and it has developed into an elite investment during my studies at Luleå University of Technology.

What are your chances on medal?

– Archery is a sport with many skilled shooters, especially at world level. Last year I competed in the University Championships in Poland and came on seventh place, so we'll see what the chances are for a medal at the Universiade. My goal for this race is mainly about to get in my shape for the World Championships in late July, to take a place at the Olympics.

How has your elite investment functioned with your studies?

– It has been challenging and I have prioritized this above some other things that student life can mean, especially when moving to a new city. But it has worked very well.