Russians And Italians Train Under German Coach In Estonia

Russians And Italians Train Under German Coach In Estonia

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Russian and Italian skiers train under German coach - in Estonia. We-guess that's what it takes to beat Norwegians in 2021: pulling together forces in a joint effort. Markus Cramer Group led by Sergey Ustiugov and Yulia Belorukova and " reinforced " by Federico Pellegrino and Francesco De Fabiani just have landed in Otepää, Estonia for a long training camp. "Otepää is a fantastic place for summer training, it has everything: good lodgings, well-equipped gym, playground for team sports- most importantly, it has long safe roads with the right uphill/ downhill difficulty. Plus the weather is fantastic- except for mosquitoes but skiers don't feel them, only coaches do.." says Cramer. Worth noting that the mixed dream-team is using IDT rollerskis, provided by their sponsor - that happen to be Norwegian.
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Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen’s Coach, On Modern Training Methods Of Top Athletes

Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen’s Coach, On Modern Training Methods Of Top Athletes

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One of the most fascinating aspects of cross-country skiing as a pro-sport is how fast and how radically the technique changes. What was considered ideal barely ten years ago ( insert your favorite skier's name here) - is decidedly old-school today. That's largeky because world's top scientists got involved and, with countless measurements, research & fine-tuning , effort to help athletes to shave off yet another second in competition. The Daily Skier went to Vuokatti, Finland, to talk to one of the best known " wizards of better technique". Meet Olli Ohtonen, Iivo Niskanen's coach. A world-class skier himself, Ohtonen competed at the World Championships and at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, then received PhD in Sports Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland's prime sport research facility. Subject? "Requirements…
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Pellegrino, De Fabiani To Train With Cramer At Team Russia

Pellegrino, De Fabiani To Train With Cramer At Team Russia

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Federico Pellegrino and Francesco De Fabiani will join the training group led by Markus Cramer at Team Russia. The group is led by the German coach contains more seasoned male Russian skiers: Gleb Retivykh, 29, Artem Maltsev, 27, Evgeniy Belov, 30, and, of course Sergey Ustiugov who just turned 29. Pellegrino, 30 and De Fabiani,27 will fit right in. The group also contains an extremely strong 2d coach/ squire Sergey Turyshev who sets the training tempo & leads by example. The training agreement was officiated by the special agreement signed by the Italian and Russian ski federations. Two Italians are highly unlikely to see Siberia or even set foot in Russia: most of the training in the Cramer Group is done in the Alps or Scandinavia, Covid situation allowing.
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Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me  – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

Evgeniya Krupitskaya: No Haters Writing To Me – Definite Sign I’m No Star Yet

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Nobody had more meteoric rise last season than an 18 year old teenager from Saint Petersburg. Six months ago even the best informed specialists likely haven't heard the name. Unlike other brilliant Juniors, Helene Fossesholm and Veronika Stepanova, who were on the radar for the last couple of years, Evgeniya Krupitskaya, who is year younger, came seemingly from nowhere. But she is surely there to stay: two silver medals at the Junior World Championships plus a 4th place ( a third medal was very close!), a successful debut in the World Cup in Engadin and very respectful performance at the Russian Nationals. We spoke to the " world hottest" junior after her season's end I'm not the " biggest junior prospect in the world" - that's more of my goal…
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World Shall  Be Theirs. Soon!

World Shall Be Theirs. Soon!

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Always fun to onwatch how heroes of the recent Juniors/ U23 World championships make a transition to the Big League, testing their mettle against the leaders of the world skiing. Several of the young stars were taken to Oberstdorf recently - but either weren't started or failed to make an impact. Understandably so: when you prepare the whole season specifically for the Juniors' World, it's nay-impossibke to be in top form two weeks later - and compete against people who trained to be on their peak at the World Championships. The FIS World Cup finalé in Engadin is different in tha t sense: Johaug, Diggins, Klaebo and Bolshunov shall still be running over the weekend, but let's face it - the pressure is not there and neither is leaders'form, probably.…
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