Finishing touches for Finnish team in Levi
The Alpine World Cup will stop in Levi, Finland for its next races this upcoming weekend but the slalom specialists are not the only ones making a stop in Lapland: the Finnish Nordic Combined team with head coach Petter Kukkonen was on location for a first skiing camp on snow. The national team trained in Levi for the first time, a welcome break to other traditional preparation sites like Rovaniemi where the Polish, Japanese or Estonian teams gear up for the first World Cup competition in Kuusamo in a little over two weeks.
In addition to the daily cross-country training, the team spent some time with specific training for jumping, playing volleyball and weight training sessions. Special attention went to smaller technical details and elasticity as team member Eetu Vähäsöyrinki explains.
Team shooting star Ilkka Herola approves: "The camp training was no longer 'as usual'. We did some basic training and prepared for the race season. Everybody worked on their own personal programs and the camp went very well. We can go on with confidence now."