Quick Hits: Summer Interviews

FIS checked in with coaches and athletes of different disciplines and collected the latest summer news for all snow sport fans. 

Ski Jumping:

Evgeniy Plekhov: "My decisions are now twice as important."

Many national teams changed their head coaches after the Olympic season. Since May, Evgeniy Plekhov has been the head coach of the Russian team. He and his new assistant Alexandr Garanin will prepare the team for the upcoming Summer Grand Prix season. FIS Ski Jumping checked in with the new coaching duo to speak about Plekhov’s path to head coach, his athlete Evgeniy Klimov and summer training plans.

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Alpine Skiing:

Q & A with Manuel Osborne-Paradis

Manuel Osborne Paradis is one of the most experience Canadain alpine skiers. With 11 World Cup podiums, three World Cup wins, a medal at World Championships, he is the first Canadian athlete to claim World Cup victories in both super-G and downhill. FIS Alpine asked him about his past successes, goals for the future and life as a father.

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Nordic Combined:

Vid Vrhovnik: “I would like to fight for a bit more than just points!”

As one of two reigning Junior World Champions, 18-year-old Vid Vrhovnik put Slovenia back into the Nordic Combined headlines again. For FIS Nordic Combined, he recapped his big triumph, gave insights into his current training  and looked towards future goals.

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