Young scientists award supported by FIS

24 December 2013 07:46
Many young scientists particpated in the Congress on Science and Skiing
Many young scientists particpated in the Congress on Science and Skiing -
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From 14th to 18th December 2013 the international Congress on Science and Skiing was held in St. Christoph/Arlberg (AUT). 250 Scientists from 23 different countries exhibited their findings in Alpine and Nordic Skiing in more than 170 presentations. “One of the highlights of the Congress was the young investigator award which was sponsored by FIS. We were proud that so many young scientists participated in this congress and that their work was on such a high level”, said Congress President Erich Müller from the University of Salzburg.

In the category “oral presentations” Benedikt Fasel from the EPFL in Lausanne (SUI) won the first prize. Fasel presented a wearable inertial measure unit system to measure speed and phase durations during each cycle of classical Cross-Country Skiing. Öyvind Glöersen from the Norwegian school of Sport Science won the second prize by showing his analysis of Cross-Country Skiing techniques. Lisa Müller from the University of Innsbruck won the third prize with her presentation about the relative age effects in Alpine ski racing.

In the category “poster presentations” Samuel Vogel (SUI) won, followed by Marco Nicotra (ITA) and Erika L. Rauk (USA).

Contributed by University of Salzburg