Siri Wigger Makes Big Entry To World Of Skiing

Siri Wigger Makes Big Entry To World Of Skiing

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... After winning pretty much everything there was to win at the recent Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Siri Wigger arrives to the Junior World Championships 2020 - and wins bronze in her first race 🥉. Not to disparage in any way the valiant effort by the race winner & the silver medalist , but the native of Switzerland is full 3 years younger than them, she is only 16! How do you say Huge Talent in proper Swiss ?
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Juniors’ World As Top Entertainment On Skis

Juniors’ World As Top Entertainment On Skis

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[caption id="attachment_14984" align="alignnone" width="1920"] They celebrate by sticking tongue out to line-up of photographers ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14980" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they cheer their heart out for a teammate....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14978" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ....nothing can stop them. Especially a No Entry sign 😱...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14983" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they cry when they lose...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14977" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...they know how to be effortlessly cool...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14976" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...occasionally they partake in races. That's also kinda cool[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14979" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..yep, like that...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14975" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...and best of all, they know how to celebrate their youth. Gotta love it - and envy just a bit ![/caption]
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Junior World Championships In Oberwiesenthal Is About To Kick Off

Junior World Championships In Oberwiesenthal Is About To Kick Off

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Oberwiesenthal is a secret jewel. Certainly at this very moment. Look at the snowless World Cup stage in Lahti, Finland and Vasaloppet in Sweden and compare to that pristine looking pine forest in the Ore mountains. But it's more than just snowy forest. Oberwiesenthal is a core of the East German skiing culture, the place where people practice and understand the intricacies of the world of narrow planks. Frankly, it's a pity Oberwiesenthal is not home to a regular FIS World Cup stage, but Saxony already has one - in Dresden. [caption id="attachment_14946" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Not sure what his function is. Face control? 😉[/caption] And then the " actors" themselves. The skiing is becoming younger and younger. 23 year old Klaebo and Bolshunov are two unquestionable leaders of men's skiing…
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Skier Becomes Firefighter

Skier Becomes Firefighter

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All pro-skiing careers end one day and athletes are faced with a choice of a new career in life. Jackline Lockner chose to become a firefighter. [caption id="attachment_14918" align="alignnone" width="1920"] A 25 year old Swede is a silver medalist of the FIS Rollerski world championship in sprint [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14919" align="alignnone" width="1920"] She is a also one the leading figures of the emerging sport of Ski Supersprint...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14917" align="alignnone" width="1075"] ...and a full-time student of the Sandö college of SwedishCivil Contingencies Agency. That's her in orange suit practicing to extinguish fires [/caption] Photo courtesy of Jackline Lockner's Instagram
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Åre Uphill Sprint – Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing?

Åre Uphill Sprint – Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing?

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Bad weather, fears of COVID-19, documented lack of enthusiasm by younger generation. Perfect storm for the venerable sport of cross country skiing? Indeed it is - that's why it's time to start looking at things under entirely different, more, you know, aggressively steep, angle. [caption id="attachment_14899" align="alignnone" width="1920"] To survive and thrive cross county skiing absolutely needs to come to places like Åre[/caption] What is Åre and what makes if special? It's a premier Scandinavian alpine skiing resort that has distinctly Swiss feeling: fancy cars parked outside swanky hotels, restaurants catering Nouvelle Cuisine, affluent downhill skiing crowd. The crowd that has little or no clue about cross country skiing ( Norwegians exempted). This is cross country skiing's biggest problem: 30 years ago urban kids were growing up much closer to…
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