Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is more than a skier. With her polite manners and seemingly ever-present smile she’s a symbol of all the positive cross country skiing brings to life. Yet smiling young woman turns into a ferocious fighter once she’s on skis, be it sprint or long distance race.
It’s only too right , somehow that Ms. Østberg is a reigning World Cup holder and, by extension, a prime ambassador of the ancient sport to masses, skiing or otherwise.
But that’s not it. Can you think of any other active skier who took time to work on ski-related product and turn it into one of the world’s best? Ingvild did. When you see both amateurs and pros alike doing miles on IDT’s Invgvild Østberg Edition rollerskis – remember, it’s not just a name, her input was so important , IDT themselves say they actually were designed by the Olympic champion – or, rather, re-designed.
…We speak before the race at Blink Ski Festival. Ingvild is torn between different obligations she has and there is catastrophically not enough time to ask all the questions. Yet here’s what we managed, for your perusal.
It’s important to have stars
you are star!
Yeah ( laughs) it’s important that we try to give as much as we can to the people. . It’s really hard to say – no easy answer. We have to train and ski fast as we can. Using social media might help and interesting competitions.