Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

Izabela Marcisz Suffers Serious Injury

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Izabela Marcisz 🇵🇱 suffered a seriously nasty injury at the training camp in Slovakia and was flown to Krakow to undergo an urgent facial surgery, Sport.pl reports. Marcisz, 21, fell on her face on rollerskis, suffered bad concusion and lost several teeth. The reigning World U23 champion in 10k is widely seen as a successor to Justyna Kowalczyk and is coached/ consulted by the double Olympic champion. Pictured: Izabela Marcisz at the World Championships in Oberstdorf in March 2021
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Aleksander Wierietielny And Justyna Kowalczyk Step Down As Team Poland Coaches

Aleksander Wierietielny And Justyna Kowalczyk Step Down As Team Poland Coaches

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...It was an exciting experiment... ...Aleksander Wierietielny had a long and illustrious career capped with his best known pupil, Justyna Kowalczyk, winning two Olympic golds, three FIS Cross-Country World Cups and incredible four Tour de Ski victories in a row. [caption id="attachment_15635" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Wierietielny and Maniek, the First Dog of XCsking, always there on the tracks [/caption] The Soviet Union-born coach wanted to retire after the 2018 Olympics but none else than Ms. Kowalczyk had convinced him to stay for a few years to work on the project both fascinating and incredible: select a group of 16-17 year old Polish girls - and turn them into world-class skiers. It would be wrong to add the standard "money no object" but it was a very well funded project, money of…
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Justyna Kowalczyk About Izabela  Marcisz And Rest  Of Her  SuperSquad

Justyna Kowalczyk About Izabela Marcisz And Rest Of Her SuperSquad

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This is Part 2 of our conversation with Justyna Kowalczyk. Part 1 is to be found here Regarding that "Super Squad" moniker we keep on attaching to Ms. Kowalczyk's team: It's invented by us. After watching the young Polish skiers under the tutelage of Alexander Wierietielny and Justyna Kowalczyk train & compete in several locations throughout the year, the name "Super Squad" sprung to mind - and we feel it's highly appropriate. As far as we know, nobody ever tried that: selecting a few very promising skiers in their mid-teenage years and working on turning them into a world-class athletes, year after year, race after race, camp after camp. We are not privy to details but are certain that it takes Kowalczyk' status with sporting authorities and sponsors to pull…
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Justyna Kowalczyk – In Her Own Words

Justyna Kowalczyk – In Her Own Words

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Hard to overestimate the role Justyna Kowalczyk played for the sport of cross country skiing this century. Fantastic results on the tracks made it clear that talented and committed athlete even from non-skiing nation could win, repeatedly and convincigly. Justyna's openness and polite directness made her a true household name in Poland and well beyond that. With the athletes of the statute and the recognition of Ms.Kowalczyk it is common to retire with a directorship on the board of some large corporation, to land a lucrative contract on television and to sell the book rights. In other words - to exploit well-deserved fame Yet Justyna Kowalczyk is still on the ski tracks, in remote training camps, freezing by the side watching "her girls", the group she and her coach Alexander…
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First FIS Race Of Season, Classic Sprint In Muonio, in Pictures

First FIS Race Of Season, Classic Sprint In Muonio, in Pictures

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[caption id="attachment_9310" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Sandra Ringwald leads in quarterfinals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9312" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Sandra Ringwald[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9309" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Natalia Nepryaeva[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9320" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Elisabeth Schicho [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9327" align="aligncenter" width="986"] Laura Gimmler took bronze[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9316" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Lidia Durkina of Team Russia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9315" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Justyna Kowalczyk[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9323" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] 1-2 on the podium, good day for Madshus, both Anna Svendsen and Martin Galleberg, Madshus Racing Manager look happy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9321" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Laura Gimmler and Bundestrainer or Head coach Peter Schlickenrieder are both happy with results[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9326" align="aligncenter" width="1136"] Laura Gimmler, Anna Svendsen and Sanda Ringwald - ladies' podium[/caption]
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