Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
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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Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

Yelena Vyalbe: For Olympics 2026 We Will Prepare In Caucasus Mountains Rather Than Alps

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In interview with the Daily Skier Yelena Vyalbe reveals that Russia is serious about building world-class snow-sports facilities in the Caucasus mountains, a region of snowcaps with hitherto untapped potential . ".... Ever since I became the chairman of the Russian XCski federation some 11 years ago, I was arguing for creating of top-level ski resorts/ training centers in the Caucasus mountains. The snow is there, the right altitudes are there. But zero history of dealing with cross-country skiing in particular..."   The Northern Caucasus region, a part of the Russian Federation,   rivals the Alps in the amount of suitable places for world-class ski resorts , yet has a very limited history of providing for fans of snow-sports. Even in the Soviet times the training centers were located on the…
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Daily Skier At Oberstdorf  2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

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What Pål Golberg is wearing is a Catapult vest. For the last few years it became an absolute must-have for elite football squads as well as other team sports. As the manufacturer says "..the smart compression crop top features a small tracking pod that packs in GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer. It will record data on distance covered, sprint acceleration, sprints completed and sprint distance. It'll even generate heat maps..." The vest itself is not terribly expensive, under 300 euros - what does cost quite a buck is a development of the sport-specific software. What use does the football-related one has? No, you'd want to have one tailored to the needs of cross-country skiing and, more specifically, Pål Golberg's needs. In Gary Lineker's immortal quote "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two…
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What Gear Finnish Teenage Sensation Niilo Moilanen Is Using

What Gear Finnish Teenage Sensation Niilo Moilanen Is Using

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On the opening day of the FIS Junior World Championships Niilo Moilanen,19, didn't win - he pretty much destroyed the competition by winning each of his runs with a huge gap. While the Finnish coaches now must be agonizing over bringing or not a teenage sensation onto already strong sprint team for Oberstdorf, we take a quick look at what stood apart - Niilo's gear. Stood apart because with this level of talent top gear makers must be craving Niilo's attention - yet he is using relatively modest brands to such a great effect. Does it mean anything? Not itself - just quite remarkable. We are hear to entertain you, after all [caption id="attachment_17827" align="alignnone" width="1601"] Peltonen Supra [/caption][caption id="attachment_17828" align="alignnone" width="1920"] 4KAAD Black Code X Generation Blue [/caption] [caption…
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Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

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Egor Sorin runs one of the training groups in large Team Russia. In practice the training groups operate much like independent teams. Sorin, former international-level skier, cut his " coaching teeth" working with Markus Cramer - and now in a way competes against his former mentor. At least his skiers do.We followed Sorin & his young skiers ( most of the group is U23 ) on their training in Ramsau We don’t see a huge problem in the lack of summer snow training this year. We concentrated instead on mid-altitude training that we see essential. [caption id="attachment_17194" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Setting the waypoints for hill running session. Sorin often runs/skies along [/caption]) True, we spend around 250 days/year in the camps and competing or traveling from one to the next. It’s…
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