Getting to know Justyna Kowalczyk - Inside the Fence - FIS Cross Country
What better way is there to end the 2015/16 Inside the Fence season than to sit down with Polish ski legend Justyna Kowalczyk. In her 301 World Cup starts she has recorded 102 podiums and 49 wins. To go along with her World Cup success she has 8 World Championship medals two of which are gold and 5 Olympic medals where she also has 2 golds. We hope you enjoy and we'll be back next season. Cross-country skiing originated in Fennoscandian countries in prehistoric times. It was still widely practiced in the 19th century as a way of moving from place to place in winter. As a sport, cross-country skiing is one of the most difficult endurance sports, as its motions use every major muscle group. Modern cross-country ski competition is experiencing a revolution that is resulting in greater compatibility with audiences which began with the addition of the Sprint event to the World Cup and Olympic competitions in 2002. For further information about FIS Ski Jumping visit: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: FIS: As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.
See also: Cross-Country