The Swedish Figure Skating Association is announcing the withdrawal of Selma Ihr, due to injury, from the 2019 ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships being held in Zagreb, Croatia, March 4–10, 2019. Smilla Szalkai will be replacing Selma at the Championships.
Smilla Szalkai is a 17 year old athlete, trained by Marie Olsson at Älta IF in Stockholm. She competed this season internationally in the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and domestically in Sweden as a Senior competitor. Smilla placed 2nd in the Senior Women event at the National Championships held December 12–16 2018 in Karlskrona.