Best Young Russian Skiers in Atomic/Salomon Photoshoot

Best Young Russian Skiers in Atomic/Salomon Photoshoot

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Amer Sports went big last year on sponsoring young Russian skiing talents, signing about half of the junior national team. This April the corporate owner of Salomon and Atomic released a stylish photoshoot of its athletes. Well done, Amer Sports! A picture is worth a thousand words. Now we know why we shall be watching cross country skiing for years to come. Anastasiya Faleeva https://www.instagram.com/p/BwpgqsPn1aO/ Anna Gruhvina https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwjidk4hA5m/ Ekaterina Meged https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwjte9hhckB/ Nina Dubotolkina https://www.instagram.com/p/BwjqyI9lyM4/ Alena Baranova https://www.instagram.com/p/BwkKI9LhU9s/
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Austrian Sprinter Becomes First XC Skier To Win Prestigious Matteo Baumgarten Award

Austrian Sprinter Becomes First XC Skier To Win Prestigious Matteo Baumgarten Award

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Lisa Unterweger, Austrian sprint champion, has become the first cross country skier ever to win the prestigious Matteo Baumgarten Award that "recognises athletes who strive to balance the demands of full-time study with their training and competition schedules" https://www.instagram.com/p/BwSRowNH_Wy/ The annual award is in its 23d year, it's held in a memory of a young Italian skier and student, who tragically died in car crash in 1996 and is organized together by the family of late Matteo Baumgarten and the FIS The Dailyskier congratulates Ms. Unterweger with winning the prize that is seen as one the key ways to encourage long-term athlete development. Here are the excerpts from our conversation: - How did the jury explained selection of your candidacy over the others? They told me it was because I…
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Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

Sergey Ustiugov Proposes! Here Are Other Couples Looking Ready To Get Hitched

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It finally happened! Sergey Ustiugov bent his knee and proposed to his long-term girlfriend Elena Soboleva. Ustiugov, double world champion -2017 and TdS winner, does not need much presentation. Sovoleva, ex-U23 world champion in sprint, has moved to distance skiing recently and just became a national champ on 50k ( yep, that's fifty - they compete in that ultra-long distance in Russia) Characteristically for the couple, social media accounts of both stayed silent - luckily for humanity, many of their friends felt it's their duty to inform the world about the big event. The occasion gives us all the excuses we need to present you other long-term & public in their affections couples in the world's best sport: [caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Biathlete Monika Hojnisz and Poland's best male skier…
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Yeah, Supersprint Totally Rocks – Here’s Why

Yeah, Supersprint Totally Rocks – Here’s Why

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Don't take it from us - take it from Petter Northug Jr. himself: "Too bad we did not have this kind of competitions when I've started my career. The Supersprint is a revolution in skiing and should become an Olympic sport!" If the opinion of the world's greatest skier of this century haven't convinced you - here are some photos that might [caption id="attachment_10964" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Stars of traditional skiing on a starting grid. Name recognition helps to attract attention. Rivalries and mutual public dissing helps X 2. Just ask Petter and Kalle here [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10965" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Supersprint works the same way 100m works in athletics: 5 minutes of athlete presentation, 10 (okay - 13 ) seconds of actual race, then another 5 minutes for laps of honor…
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Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

Northug’s Janteloppet: See Who Was There

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The inaugural edition of Janteloppet has come and gone - and that was quite something! Do not take it from the easily impressed media ( like us) - take it from normally reserved Natalia Nepryaeva: "Как же нам было круто 🤩 Это было идеальное завершение сезона 🔥" Or "It was so awesome! The ideal ending of the season" The Norwegian race-meets-party shows where the cross country skiing needs to go were to compete and win in people's attention against others, "cooler" sports. Over the next week we will do our best here to convey what was so "awesome" about Janteloppet. But the first story is as simple as it is visual - see who graced the mountaintop of Hafjell- Øyer with their presence. And when we said "graced" - on…
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