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

Leaders, Newsfeed
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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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

Leaders, Newsfeed
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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Daily Skier At Oberstdorf  2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
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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One Day, One Way & Emil Iversen

One Day, One Way & Emil Iversen

Gear News, Newsfeed
[caption id="attachment_17656" align="alignnone" width="1646"] Everyone knows who Emil Iversen is. He doesn't really need personal race bib - his 100k+ followers on Instagram well aware of how he looks. So when Emil switched to One Way poles, the company got an exposure every company wants. Guess, that was the point ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17652" align="alignnone" width="1920"] 10 minutes before the start of Skiathlon in Lahti. Emil goes for a quick course recce or whatever you wanna call it...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17653" align="alignnone" width="1578"] ...but hey, what are those bright red or orangy sticks he's using? Got to be the newest One Way poles hitherto unseen on the World Cup but now, clearly, ready to help Emil to kick some ass!...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17654" align="alignnone" width="1516"] ...Skiathlon kicks off but Emil runs with ole…
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Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

Blitz Interview With Katharina Hennig

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With the career-first World Cup stage podium (3d in Val Fiemme at 10C Mst) and a string of other Top-10 results last season, a 24 year old Katharina Hennig is the leader of Team Germany. Entering the season in which Germany is hosting the world championships and fans' hopes are high. We caught up with Ms.Hennig in Oberhof earlier this month I'm from Saxony in East Germany, same place as Viola Bauer is from. Saxony has everything for growth & development of a skier. - But now I live & train in Bavaria. People ask if I moved to better prepare for the World Championship in Oberstdorf. Nope - I moved to live with my boyfriend, Christian Dotzler https://www.instagram.com/p/BmpgyGGAf13/?igshid=1gtm1gsun5a64 - COVID epidemics had messed our plans for the end of…
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