Novel Way Of Winning In Sprint  Or I Am Very Sorry For What Happened

Novel Way Of Winning In Sprint Or I Am Very Sorry For What Happened

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Two rising stars of international skiing had a bit of a kerfuffle at the sprint finals of the Universide-2019. [caption id="attachment_10519" align="aligncenter" width="1470"] Alexander Terentiev[/caption] First, sprint prodigy from Team Russia Alexander Terentiev, 19, stepped on opponent's skis nearly causing the latter one to lose the balance. Both literally - and figuratively - speaking [caption id="attachment_10518" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ivan Yakimushkin[/caption] The said opponent, Ivan Yakimushkin, 22 , found a novel way of responding - and overtaking - in a closely contested race. By grabbing & pulling his pole Yakimushkin, who, like Terentiev, made alreadyh several World Cup appearances for Team Russia , then accelerated and came to the finish first, while unlucky opponent finished second. Judges, somehow, have summarily failed to appreciate Yakimushkin's innovative methods and disqualified him. Later Ivan…
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Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

Ulvang’s New Mixed Gender Sprint: We Name Pairs Qualified To Run

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FIS' cross country skiing boss Vegard Ulvang have created a storm, announcing in interview with NRK that his organization is looking to spruce up the World Championship program by introducing new formats in skiing. While the idea of having jump boards in sprint runs seems to be getting the most attention, the most realistic and easy to implement is the one about mixed gender relays. It's been tested in biathlon and there are no objective reasons why it couldn't be tried even tomorrow. We have decided to help Mr. Ulvang by taking his idea a step further – how about allowing only the known couples or “items” as they used to be called, to participate in such races? Not wanting to be known as a gossip mag, we limit our…
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