Ebba Andersson Gets Sixten Jernberg Award

Ebba Andersson Gets Sixten Jernberg Award

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At 21 Ebba Andersson got many an accolade for her performances - and now she gets one of Swedish skiing' most prestigious awards ( if not the most prestigious) The Sixten Jernberg Prize is a Swedish peculiarity, honoring the athlete with the best performance in internal competitions, regardless of his/ her performance internationally. Therefore the list of winners is a mixture of world famous names - Stina Nilsson won it in 2015, Charlotte Kalla in 2007, Thomas Wassberg and Gunde Svan have also made during their respective careers - and those who shined in Sweden in only.
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Natalia Nepryaeva: My Job Is To Force Myself To Do Things I Don’t Want To Do

Natalia Nepryaeva: My Job Is To Force Myself To Do Things I Don’t Want To Do

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" Natalia's got quite a character". That's what you would hear a lot about the leader of the Russian ski team no matter who you talk to. Nepryaeva could be vocal, could be demanding on her teammates/staff, could be all too concentrated on her race to even smile back at the stranger's greetings. What a few know is that under that tough appearance is actually a fascinating human being: smart, well read, articulate and very, very focused on her goals. You just have to find the right moment to approach her... ....First things first, in a preamble to the interview, a 23 year old Russian Olympic and world medalist and a runner-up for the title of the World Cup winner 2018/19 sets the limits: " I don't want to talk…
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She Could Have Become Ski Star But Chose Very Different Path To Stardom

She Could Have Become Ski Star But Chose Very Different Path To Stardom

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...She could have been among the best skiers at the world stage by now, with stadiums roaring her name. Instead she chose a different stage entirely... A few years ago Johanna Albertsson was among the most promising young skiers not only in her native Sweden, but, by extension, in the entire elite youth skiing. Because you don't get invited to Sollefteå Skidgymnasiet , one the best teach & train institutions of its kind in the world, unless you are extremely good. Quick fact: Ebba Andersson and Frida Carlsson, cross country skiing biggest young stars, are both Sollefteå ski high school alumni. But Johanna had chosen a different path. At the age of 17 she stored her skis and moved to pursue a different career – that of a professional dancer.…
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Skiers And Their Cars: Who Drives What

Skiers And Their Cars: Who Drives What

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In the first edition of Ride Like a Skiing Star we introduced you to the favorite vehicles of skiing stars ( or, perhaps, of their sponsors – but it's the same thing, right? ) Since any skier spends much time lugging her/his gear around, the relationship between them is rather tight, intimate we might say. Small wonder that when skiers do not post their snaps with gorgeous snowy mountains as a background – they do so with their rides. Not everyone is there – Alex Harvey of Canada and Sergeey Ustiugov of Russia are both avid car enthusiasts – but good luck finding any photo of them behind the wheel or lovingly hugging their steel horse. Nobody knows what Martin Sundby drives because nobody knows anything about Martin Sundby who…
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