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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Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

Jasmi Joensuu: Going to Denver Was Best Decision I Made

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Jasmi Joensuu, 25, burst onto the international scene last season with a string of top performances in the World Cup and , especially, in Oberstdorf-2021. [caption id="attachment_18307" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At the Team Finland recent training camp in Vuokatti [/caption] What makes her ascendancy special is the fact that she earlier chose to spend several years outside Team Finland, studying and racing in the US. Scholarship programs that some US universities are offering to promising European skiers carry a lot of obvious direct and indirect benefits for those who apply - but winning on the highest level afterwards hitherto was not thought to be one of them. Ms.Joensuu bucked that trend by getting her diploma at the University of Denver (Finance as a major and Marketing as a minor) then returning…
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Federico Pellegrino: Long Training Camps Are Key To Why Russians Are Strong

Federico Pellegrino: Long Training Camps Are Key To Why Russians Are Strong

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Part 2 of the Daily Skier conversation with Federico Pellegrino: -It’s important to do long training camps and one reason the Russian athletes are strong is because they do a big sacrifice to stay out of home for long periods of time. Many of them have family, kids at home and in the winter they will be motivated to do their absolute best to make sure these sacrifices were worth it. Another reason for long camps is that it reduces days of travel. Travel days are the worst because you cannot train yet you become tired. I’ve tried to extend my training camps preparing for the 2018 Olympics. I did 12-14 days in a row but it’s a change of mentality for many people in our ( Italian) team. The…
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Federico Pellegrino: Why I Chose To Train With Russians

Federico Pellegrino: Why I Chose To Train With Russians

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The news of Federico Pellegrino and Francesco De Fabiani joining Markus Cramer's group of Team Russia for the full cycle of the Olympic preps is unusual to say the list. Why do the best Italians of the decade want to change their regimen so drastically - and why Russians as training partners? We caught up with the reigning World Cup holder in Sprint in Estonia: - Why Russians, and what are you trying to gain my this? - The idea was ours, mine and De Fabiani's. We had problems in our team, the last winter was hard and the Сorona pandemics didn't help us at all. We had to reorhanize and change - and that in the fourth year of the Olympic cycle. Even if my race results were good…
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Yelena Vyalbe : I’m opposed to emphasizing that I’m the first female in FIS Council

Yelena Vyalbe : I’m opposed to emphasizing that I’m the first female in FIS Council

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Interviews with Yelena Vyalbe, legendary skier, boss of the Russian snowsports and newly-minted member of the FIS (governing) Council are but a sheer bliss for any journalist. Calling spade's spade is one of her specialties. Here's Part 1 : "..I'm opposed to emphasizing that I'm " the first female in FIS Council" and generally against dividing people based on their gender at work. Professionalism and enthusiasm for the job should matter, not gender or any other factors. FIS has a range of big issues it needs to handle and tackle . The biggest one is increasing revenue from selling audiovisual rights and amending the system of revenue sharing between the stakeholders. The current arrangements are meant to be lasting till 2026 and figuring out what to do then is the…
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