Yulia Stupak: There are girls on World Cup circuit who   always hit you poles, always aggressive

Yulia Stupak: There are girls on World Cup circuit who always hit you poles, always aggressive

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We continued publish our notes from a recent interview with Yulia Stupak. For " ease of digestion ", her thoughts & tales were grouped thematically (in reality one gets to hear Ms.Stupak's opinion on everything at once - and then back again. Absolutely charming if you are present but quite impossible to convey verbatim) Training: " I am walking on a knife’s edge - exploring my maximum in each and every training cycle yet trying not to overdo it. That’s how you grow and find new strength. Functional readiness, technique - everything. The latter one is constantly evolving - Markus ( Cramer) works a lot with me to better my style - even if microscopically, little by little. In the Olympic season the stakes are much, much higher than in…
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Yulia Stupak : childbirth gave me extra psychological  stability and confidence . Including for photos in bikini on Instagram

Yulia Stupak : childbirth gave me extra psychological stability and confidence . Including for photos in bikini on Instagram

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Yulia Stupak (Belorukova) is not just one of the world's top skiers - unlike quite a few (many, alas), a 26 year old Russian is actively and consciously trying to expand the appeal of cross country skiing beyond the tight circle of hard-core fans. Be it through her marquee dancing on podiums or talking openly about childbearing & rearing for active international athlete. This is Part 1 of our recent conversation with Ms.Stupak: "..I’ve achieved quite a bit, won several important medals at a young age. After that I felt it’s time to start a family. My husband is 8 years older than me, he probably felt it even stronger. He told me: " You are very talented and you are only at the beginning of your sporting career. You…
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Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

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Izabela Marcisz 🇵🇱 suffered a seriously nasty injury at the training camp in Slovakia and was flown to Krakow to undergo an urgent facial surgery, Sport.pl reports. Marcisz, 21, fell on her face on rollerskis, suffered bad concusion and lost several teeth. The reigning World U23 champion in 10k is widely seen as a successor to Justyna Kowalczyk and is coached/ consulted by the double Olympic champion. Pictured: Izabela Marcisz at the World Championships in Oberstdorf in March 2021
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Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

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Jasmi Joensuu, 25, burst onto the international scene last season with a string of top performances in the World Cup and , especially, in Oberstdorf-2021. [caption id="attachment_18307" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At the Team Finland recent training camp in Vuokatti [/caption] What makes her ascendancy special is the fact that she earlier chose to spend several years outside Team Finland, studying and racing in the US. Scholarship programs that some US universities are offering to promising European skiers carry a lot of obvious direct and indirect benefits for those who apply - but winning on the highest level afterwards hitherto was not thought to be one of them. Ms.Joensuu bucked that trend by getting her diploma at the University of Denver (Finance as a major and Marketing as a minor) then returning…
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Federico Pellegrino: Long Training Camps Are Key To Why Russians Are Strong

Federico Pellegrino: Long Training Camps Are Key To Why Russians Are Strong

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Part 2 of the Daily Skier conversation with Federico Pellegrino: -It’s important to do long training camps and one reason the Russian athletes are strong is because they do a big sacrifice to stay out of home for long periods of time. Many of them have family, kids at home and in the winter they will be motivated to do their absolute best to make sure these sacrifices were worth it. Another reason for long camps is that it reduces days of travel. Travel days are the worst because you cannot train yet you become tired. I’ve tried to extend my training camps preparing for the 2018 Olympics. I did 12-14 days in a row but it’s a change of mentality for many people in our ( Italian) team. The…
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