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Old 12-06-2017, 01:52 PM
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For "fun"????

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For fun, google some of the you tube videos of Lindsey Vonn and Mikela Schiffren working out. We're talking some serious toughness, agility and strength...
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Old 12-06-2017, 02:04 PM
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Shiffrin may want to think about speed events and career longevity (due to injuries).
As a fan of skiing and both of these athletes, I've been hoping that Mikaela would not feel pulled into the speed events. I want to believe she can follow the Ingemar Stenmark career path and not be held together by pins when she retires.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:14 PM
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:34 PM
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a follow up on ingemarĀ“s state after his career..

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As a fan of skiing and both of these athletes, I've been hoping that Mikaela would not feel pulled into the speed events. I want to believe she can follow the Ingemar Stenmark career path and not be held together by pins when she retires.


Ingemar participated in the swedish tv show champion of champions (guess you have something similar in US) in 2011 at 55 years of age competing vs various different and younger athletes from sweden.

Since he is ingemar he ofcourse won the show that season.

Not all events were physical ofc but damn that man was and is as fit as ever, amazing really.

Here he is jumping at 55, amazing shape regardless of age!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZbZXprCUXo

Three years later he win the swedish "lets dance" season of 2015 and makes a similar jump, guess he is close to 60 here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkv2I6yQItA

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Old 12-06-2017, 09:16 PM
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:02 AM
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Apparently those videos are not viewable in USA, but I can imagine his current physical condition...definitely NOT the current Tomas Brolin, eh?



EDIT: Whoa...here is Stenmark meeting Lindsey Vonn (in Feb 2017, tuscanyswe?)...he really does look in incredible shape considering he's now 61. Impressive.

Interesting and good interview, questions, etc. actually.

Stenmark is so incredibly smart. It used to be written that he could actually feel the difference between ONE and TWO layers of masking tape between his boot and his ski, in order to adjust his cant. I completely believe that; he was such an incredible technician, and maybe had the best feel ever.

She is definitely the one who most deserves to break his record if it falls.
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Id rather his record stand tbh
He wins everything he enters and yes he is incredibly calculating on top of his massive technique and skill.

Pitty you can't see those in US but here is a lousy cellphone vid of the same. At age 60 more or less.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/354971...in/dateposted/
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:12 AM
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BTW, Vonn has petitioned FIS to let her race against the men, and they are actually considering it now after many years of just saying no. They will not make a decision until after the Olympics, and it wouldn't happen until the '18-'19 season. I doubt they will agree to it, but if they do, it would probably be something like an exhibition event, and probably at Lake Louise.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:32 AM
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I'm in awe of Mikaela's dedication and ability, but am I alone in getting a little creepy about how much "molding" went on by her tiger mom?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:50 PM
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:23 PM
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...and then Tomba came along.
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He was certainly fun to watch, but I don't think he had the same work ethic as Shiffrin and Stenmark
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:56 PM
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La bomba.

I still remember watching him stop after a miss, track back a step or 2 get back in the line, finish and win.

Was pretty fast when he was on it!
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:56 PM
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:34 PM
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Shiffrin probably has another 2 or 3 years before her competitors figure out what she is doing different in the slalom and copy it. Or one of the European federations pays big money to get the info from the coaches. Her yearly win totals will slow. If she stays healthy, she can get the record, but she will not blow by it.
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