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Thinking is forbidden in ski races

Thinking is forbidden in ski races

Barely 15 years old, jacob schramm already has six, seven years as a ski racer under his belt. Eppenreuther is considered to be a rough skier. He has not yet decided on a special discipline, but as an U16 skier he is only allowed to compete in slalom and giant slalom anyway. For the youngsters super G and downhill are taboo.

At the races in the german school cup he has to compete with alpine kids or students of the skigymnasium berchtesgaden, who can do twice or three times as much snow training. Jacob is the only flatlander in the german top of his age group – he is currently in 12th place, but has also been second before – and is glad that he can train in the fichtelgebirge despite the current bad snow conditions. At the hempelsberg in oberwarmensteinach, the lift operator has created a base for the ski talent with artificial snow so that at least technical training is possible.

The schoolboy from grafengehaig has 20 races left on his schedule this year. And he has thought about what goes on in the head of a skier during a competition.

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Show spectacle on slippery ice in hochstadt

A delicate female fairy floats in the bright sunshine over the meadows of shire. Or: lisa noack dances at the 30. Ice gala of the ESC their version of "lord of the rings. She swings easily through the ice stadium, turns pirouettes and dares to make bold jumps.
She is one of the many young figure skaters – among the older active members of the club only four are male – who show their skills in the crosshairs of two spotlights in front of almost 1000 spectators on saturday evening. Lisa noack, like her sister kristin, is an experienced dancer, who in turn trains children and the youth groups.
Lisa escorted the visitors of the gala back into spring, after the warm temperatures at noon they had to dress again for proper cold ones.
Nevertheless, one spurts the cold at best at the own fuben. In contrast, one believes that the young figure skaters glide over a glittering dance floor, whether they as a group perform a groovy rock'n'roll on the "parquet" or how kristina dorotic and sabrina toifl make a name for themselves as wicked salon ladies. Or move the starlight express from roller skates to skids.

The roses flew

The visitors thank them with roses. They flew to anja pessler over the ice, others were modestly handed them over behind the gang. A lovely thank you for so many successful performances.
It was not about winning or losing, but about admiring the individual performances. They combined – as in hardly any other sport – athletic ability with the art of dance performance and stage show. Especially for the formations.
Two key words here: choreography and outfit. Simply imaginative: the waving nun's veils in sister act, the cute giant lollipops, the saucy twirling umbrellas or the mouse ears of the very youngest dancers.
Three years old are the youngest figure skaters of the ESC, knew host sandra arabi. Since 1986 there is this choreography to the old schlager "die subesten fruchte". It doesn't detract from the enthusiasm if the trainers prefer to take such a small ice tumble in their arms after the fall.

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Bavaria guards celebrate 100th anniversary

Bavaria guards celebrate 100th anniversary

The anniversary was delayed: the procession celebrating the 100th anniversary of the thulbaer bavaria-schutzen was almost a victim of the violent thunderstorms. And they had decorated the village so smartly with flags and garlands. Then there was still green light and the colorful train started to move. The dark band of clouds had disappeared and the rain piled up.

Loud bollerschusse of the schwarzpulverschutzen from the schutzenverein rohrbach from main-spessart announced the rough festival in the provost's parish. 38 groups took part and marched along the historic arched bridge to the village, past the monastery wall and around the ancient provost's house. Over the old fuldaer street it went back to the tent.

It was a colorful procession. Not only did the numerous awards shine on the smart jackets of the guards, but also the guards' wives, and many groups had wrapped up great hikes. The marching music was provided by the thulbataler musikanten, the obererthaler dorfmusik, frohsinn aus frankenbrunn and the musikverein oberthulba.

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Basketball player gunther: “bizarre conditions”

Basketball player gunther: 'bizarre conditions'

Per gunther is not a basketball player who holds back his sometimes critical opinion. The fact that he and numerous other bundesliga professionals are being kept in a tightly closed-off hotel in munich for the final tournament starting this weekend is not a problem for the ex-national player.

But gunther has already experienced quite different things. "For eleven years in a row, i spent weeks touring romanian two-star hotels with national youth teams," says the 32-year-old from ratiopharm ulm.

Saturday ulm starts championship tournament with nine other teams. The players will be quartered in a four-star hotel near the olympic center for about three weeks. Gunther expects a bumpy start. At the moment, he says, expectations are not as high as usual. "It feels like there’s less pressure because it’s bizarre conditions for high athletic performance."Ulm plays three games in five days, preparation was short. There is no perfect solution, he is convinced. Games over several weeks with several days break he had found less good.