Sleptsova Retires In Style: Wins All Three Races, Announces Pregnancy At Finish Line, Crowd Goes Wild

Sleptsova Retires In Style: Wins All Three Races, Announces Pregnancy At Finish Line, Crowd Goes Wild

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The story goes as follows: 2008, Ostersund, Sweden, biathlon World Cup stage. - “Describe yourself in one word” a Norwegian television reporter asks a bi-athlete he interviews - “Sexy” replies a 22-year old Russian without a moment's hesitation Later same season Svetlana Sleptsova goes to prove that she could put money where her mouth is by appearing in front of the roaring crowds in Rhupolding wearing the racing suit that said just that: It was not only about catching media attention outside of the trail – the young Russian was ruling the World Cup circuit in those years together with Magdalena Neuner of Germany. Those two had a lot in common: both newcomers, both lightly built, with unstable shooting that was more often than not compensated by speed on the skiing…
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“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

“I’m not injured or deadly sick!” – Pregnancy And Elite Skiers

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...There is huge document resulting from the International Olympic Committee expert group meeting last year called “Exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes: 2016 evidence summary from”. It deals with about every aspect of physical training during pregnancy (and after) and states rather unequivocally that. ...In more highly conditioned athletes, a moderate-to-high level of exercise during and after pregnancy may lead to an increase in VO2max in the region of 5–10% after pregnancy. Improved anaerobic working capacity is also better preserved in fitter subjects. Taken together, these studies indicate that a woman's aerobic fitness will stay the same or improve slightly during pregnancy if she continues to exercise as her maternal symptoms permit. Armed with that science, leading female skiers refuse to give up on exercising while expecting. The…
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