This is Part 2 of our conversation with Justyna Kowalczyk. Part 1 is to be found here
Regarding that “Super Squad” moniker we keep on attaching to Ms. Kowalczyk’s team: It’s invented by us. After watching the young Polish skiers under the tutelage of Alexander Wierietielny and Justyna Kowalczyk train & compete in several locations throughout the year, the name “Super Squad” sprung to mind – and we feel it’s highly appropriate.
As far as we know, nobody ever tried that: selecting a few very promising skiers in their mid-teenage years and working on turning them into a world-class athletes, year after year, race after race, camp after camp.
We are not privy to details but are certain that it takes Kowalczyk’ status with sporting authorities and sponsors to pull it through.
And, yes – watching the growth, the progress of the “Super Squad” members, we believe that a breakthrough is just around the corner.