Skier Becomes Firefighter

Skier Becomes Firefighter

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All pro-skiing careers end one day and athletes are faced with a choice of a new career in life. Jackline Lockner chose to become a firefighter. [caption id="attachment_14918" align="alignnone" width="1920"] A 25 year old Swede is a silver medalist of the FIS Rollerski world championship in sprint [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14919" align="alignnone" width="1920"] She is a also one the leading figures of the emerging sport of Ski Supersprint...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14917" align="alignnone" width="1075"] ...and a full-time student of the Sandö college of SwedishCivil Contingencies Agency. That's her in orange suit practicing to extinguish fires [/caption] Photo courtesy of Jackline Lockner's Instagram
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Fischer’s Dominance In Distance Racing Evident? Or Is It Being Challenged?

Fischer’s Dominance In Distance Racing Evident? Or Is It Being Challenged?

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Is glass half full or half empty? Start lists of today's pursuit races at Ski Tour 2020. Of note: the left column, who-is-who in female distance racing, continues to be totally dominated by Fischer = 6 out of 10 with all top 5 places occupied by Fischer's athletes. The right column, however is markedly different: "only " 4 out of 10 with all podium places in yesterday's men 15k F race taken by rival skis.
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Klaebo And Karlsson Generate Most Interest. How Come We Are Not Surprised?

Klaebo And Karlsson Generate Most Interest. How Come We Are Not Surprised?

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...once athletes entered the room, reporters did what reporters learn to do at the first month interning and then keep as essential skill throughout career: jump & run to the biggest newsmaker. "Newsmaker" is not necessarily the one who won or about to win. It's more about who would generate the biggest ratings/improve circulation or, more recently,produce clicksand likes. Nothing personal! It would surprise nobody that Johannes Klaebo and Frida Karlsson were by far the most popular today. It could be about that suspense: participation of either in Ski Tour was under question till last moment, - but it would not be the whole truth. The brands " Klaebo" and "Karlsson" are currently among the strongest in skiing and are comparable only to rising " Bolshunov " brand and that…
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Alex Bolshunov Winter Victory Metal Is Forged In Summer

Alex Bolshunov Winter Victory Metal Is Forged In Summer

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Winter victory metal is forged in summer. That or similar your coach probably used to tell you. And he was right. We couldn't stop telling you that at the top level money affect who wins: Norway, Russia and Sweden invest the most - and they win the most. Dedication and smart planning certainly helps. Case in point: while the rest went home to celebrate Christmas, the Russian team had an intense training camp in Toblach - and training on the same tracks where you about to compete always helps. But the core of the matter remains unchanged since the days of Gunde Svan ( and probably much beyond that): you have to train a lot. Time and again, through summer, autumn and winter we were lucky to observe how much…
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Bright Future Of XCSkiing : Introducing Karolina Kaleta

Bright Future Of XCSkiing : Introducing Karolina Kaleta

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Things to know about Karolina Kaleta: - at 17 (she turned 17 only last week), she is the youngest member of the " Super Squad" led by Aleksander Wierietielny and Justyna Kowalczyk where the best Polish female skiing talents are assembled. Their progress is astonishing and we fully expect this team to start seriously fighting for top podiums as of this year. ((Correction: Karolina is the 2d youngest. Hanna Popko is even younger)) - Karolina has older sister, Weronika Kaleta, 20, who is also part of the Super Squad. As she's younger, Karolina calls herself Kaletka or " little Kaleta" on Instagram. - Karolina is occasionally practicing biathlon as well as skiing. - Karolina is 180cm tall. - Karolina just reached a true elite level in her sporting career by…
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