Team Austria completes training camp in Val di Fiemme
It was back to the location of successful World Championships for the Austrian team which traditionally returns for an autumn camp in Italy's Val di Fiemme every year.
Berni Gruber who returned from Val di Fiemme with two silver medals last winter was definitely reliving memories when returning to the traditional ÖSV team hotel and to the jumping hills in Predazzo: "The World Championships were completely crazy and when you return to the hill, the memories definitely come back full force. But actually I am experiencing the same feeling wherever I've had big successes or failures. Regarding Val Di Fiemme, I have to say that it's mainly positive memories."
After taking a short break due to their respective smaller injuries from the Summer Grand Prix, Christoph Bieler and Mario Seidl were back with the team, as well as Mario Stecher and Sepp Schneider who will soon be making their first jumps after their knee injuries from last winter. As of now, they are focussing on roller-skiing as well as preparative exercises for the jumping.
In general, the camp which was attended by the national team and also the training group 2, was focussed on fine tuning the jumping material and using the beautiful mountain passes of Val di Fiemme for long roller-skiing units. The next item on the busy agenda will be the Austrian summer nationals in Innsbruck and Stams on the 5th and 6th of October.