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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Pearl Of Siberia

Pearl Of Siberia

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The Pearl of Siberia is called "pearl" not for nothing: many heard of it, but few made a pilgrimage to Siberia to see one of the world's largest ski stadium for themselves. It's about to change: Pearl of Siberia, some 40k from oil- rich city of Tyumen, will host FIS World Cup finals next year. Here's what athletes and, God willing, dedicated fans shall find there: - snow guaranteed tracks. They laid fancy earth- freezing piping system underneath plus it's you know, Siberia after all. They ski here some 7-8 months / year. - huge ski stadium comparable only to Holmenkollen in grandeur and sitting capacity. - competition tracks wide as US highways. Pearl of Siberia was in many ways built as biathlon venue - biathletes like their tracks to…
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International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

International Season 2020/ 21 In Pictures

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Best in each category that we just came up with... https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb9i16j2tx/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb-DF_DT_K/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcXHdXjiGi/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMcee9rjhfp/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMclhIPjVn0/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMczhIZDU84/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdPR51DMtK/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdCY2WDTmv/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CMdQFkCD8Dk/
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