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German Nordic ski team wraps up five day training camp

Nordic skier inside skiing on snow. Coaches observe a skier during an indoor training practice. Image credit: Nordic Paraski Team Deutschland.
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A happy German skier. Image credit: Nordic Paraski Team Deutschland

The German Nordic ski team wrapped up five day training camp in Oberhof yesterday.  The team was in training for a World Cup event at Vuokatti, Finland that runs from December 10 – 17.

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Most of the training was at an indoor facility, where skiers practiced skiing on snow, and shooting.  The team included sit skiers and standing skiers.  The training concluded with a race.  Three sit-skiers took part in one race.

 

Germany sent an eight strong Nordic team to the 2014 Winter Paralympics earlier this year, with Germany winning three gold medals and a silver.  All the medals were won by women, including Andrea Eskau‘s gold in the biathlon 6km sitting event and cross country 5km sitting race, and Anja Wicker’s gold in biathlon 10km sitting and 12.5km sitting.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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