Teresa Stadlober Might Join Team Russia

Teresa Stadlober Might Join Team Russia

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No need to worry - the best Austrian skier has no known intentions to switch her citizenship. It has become known , however, ( via Yulia Belorukova) that Teresa Stadlober will join Markus Cramer's group in training in the spring and the summer of 2021. Along with Pellegrino and De Fabiani as previously reported. It starts looking like " the world vs Norway". Well, after Oberstdorf-2021 that basically looked like the Norwegian Championships with Bolshunov invited as a solo foreign star, it only makes sense to try something new & drastic in the Olympic season.
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Max Volkov Will Coach Chinese Skiers

Max Volkov Will Coach Chinese Skiers

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Max Volkov, ex-assistant coach of Yuri Borodavko at Team Russia, will coach the Chinese national team. Volkov is well known in the international skiing circles - not the least as a " Voice of Bolshunov " as he was often seen helping media to interpret for the Russian great ( who consistently refuses to learn English). Volkov will have to undergo the planet's most stringent quarantine before joining his new team in May. He will join there Nikita Kryukov, the Olympic champion of Vancouver , who is a trainer of the Chinese sprinters.
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Bold Move: Russia Brings Ambitious & Successful Juniors To Oberstdorf-21

Bold Move: Russia Brings Ambitious & Successful Juniors To Oberstdorf-21

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Veronika Stepanova, 20 and Evgeniya Krupitskaya, 18 are last - second inclusions into the Russian line-up for the FIS World Championships in Oberstdorf. Stepanova was on " international radar " ever since she battled Helene Fossesholm in 4 × 3.3k relay at the World Juniors in Lahti in 2019, both barely 18 then. At the recent JWSC 21 in Vuokatti the native of faraway Kamchatka came 4th in Sprint, decisively won 5k F and battled Moa Hansson of Sweden for the victory till the last meters of the relay. Krupitskaya was the member of the same relay squad, won silver in 5k F and came 4th in 15k mass- start. Yelena Vyalbe, a maverick boss of the Russian skiing, is known to openly criticise what she sees as sub-effort by…
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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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Beginning Of February, Bolshunov Wins World Cup 2020/21

Beginning Of February, Bolshunov Wins World Cup 2020/21

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There is no mistake in title: a 24 year old Russian retains his World Cup winner title season. After his double victories in Falun, Bolshunov currently has 1613 points. The only skier who could have - very theoretically - overtaken him is fellow Russian Ivan Yakimushkin, but on Friday it was announced that Yakimushkin is skipping Ulricehamn stage to better prepare for the World Championships in Oberstdorf. Clearly, the decision of the Norwegian ski federation to abstain from many World Cup stages played the role. Having said that, Bolshunov looks almost unstoppable this season in any distance race and more than confident in sprints. Congratulations, Alexander - great skiing, weird season or not!
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