The media accreditations for the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating 2021/22 series are now open.
After decades of almost nobody talking about it, mental health in sport has become a hugely important topic over the past couple of years.
Her love for Figure Skating ended in so much hate that she threw her skates out of the window. But now she is back on the ice, and loving it again. Slovakia’s Nicole Rajicova has overcome serious challenges – and now she has a message to share.
Speed Skating is about power, stamina, technique and pace, but apart from physical abilities, mental health is just as important. Dutch coach Erik Bouwman and sports psychologist Ivo Spanjersberg believe that mental health can make the difference when it comes to winning silverware at the Olympics.
Long track speed skating is one of the few sports which was always included in the Olympic program since the inaugural Winter Games in Chamonix, France. The other sports are nordic skiing, ice hockey and figure skating, with the last two already featuring at the Olympic Summer Games before the separate Winter Games were introduced in 1924.
Building a balanced, happy individual is just as important as developing a skater competing on any stage. That is the view of Team Canada’s Short Track Speed Skating mental preparation specialist Fabien Abejean, and it is non-negotiable.
The media accreditations for the IISU World Cup Speed Skating 2021/22 series are now open.
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Russia’s Sofia Akateva continued to push the limits in women’s skating becoming the first female Skater to perform a triple Axel and three clean quadruple jumps in one program. The Russian team once again was successful taking home eight out of 12 medals at the sixth ISU Junior Grand Prix event Baltic Cup in Gdansk (POL). Cyprus earned their first medal in the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a bronze. The remaining three medals went to Kazakhstan, the United States of America and the Republic of Korea.
In the weeks following her third sobering injury in the space of five years German Short Track Speed Skaer Anna Seidel found herself questioning her future in the sport she has been devoted to since the age of nine.
Pietro Sighel has put his recent success down to strength in numbers after Italy’s team spirit helped him cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The media accreditations for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2021/21 series are now open.
Eight months, it turns out, is a long time in Figure Skating. Back in the middle of 2020 Laura Barquero and Marco Zandron were so far from performing at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games it barely registered on their radars.