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brunamoura last won the day on March 7

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    Laura Dahlmeier
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  1. Probably... I really was not expecting for medals in all races this time
  2. Mostly likely pneumatic than Corona Bruna (I hope ๐Ÿ˜…) ๐Ÿ˜˜
  3. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… I promise I didn't mean something bad with "๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™„", it was like "the federation says 'banana to you, athletes. Our marketing matters more". But I got it and, yeah, maybe it could mean both ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜… Thank you very much I will take my rest serious, specially today that I still have pain from the injection and finding a position to sleep was a hard challenge. Walking a lot is not in my plans for today... This thing with the governments (from all over the world) is so ridiculous... There will always be something that they do for their good instead of thinking about the population. About Sรฃo Paulo and USA, I still can't believe that Doria and Trump won the elections. I hope this changes next time.
  4. Around 5 hours in the hospital, what a waste of time ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 14 days after coming back from Italy, I started to show symptoms of a strong flu. For me, just a coincidence, considering that I had trained hard intervals under strong rain here in my city (so, "this flu probably came because of that and not the coronavirus"). I had all symptoms, except for fever and this was the main reason I didn't go to the hospital earlier. In the hospital here, doesn't matter if you've been in Europe or China, any infected country and you have the symptoms of coronavirus. If you have no fever, you can't even be tested. So, I knew it would have been a waste of time (I was so right!) Today I decided to go to the hospital for two reasons - I am getting worse (last night I couldn't sleep before 4:30am due to the pain in my chest while breathing) and this morning my dad suddenly had some symptoms of flu (including fever). In the hospital I explained my situation, the nurses asked me to put a mask on, I was classified as danger/priority and was sent to a doctor's room. Well, she (the doctor) examined my throat and the sounds of my breathing (lungs) and heartbeat. Due to what she heard, I needed to get inhalation and due to the inflammation in my throat I needed to get an injection (painful, I couldn't walk for some minutes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜…), X-ray of my chest (showing a inflammation in my lungs - not so bad, but I have to take care of), blood and urine exams (which results prove that I have an infection). Still, the doctor was not allowed to send me to do the exam for coronavirus because I have no fever ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ she tried to convince the boss of the hospital because she wasn't accepting to send me home without checking what is going on with me (her words "it's visible this is not just a normal flu, the symptoms started exactly 14 days after coming back from North Italy and she has all symptoms except just for fever. We should test her"). I am happy she was worried about me, it shows that at least some people in that hospital love their jobs, not just the money. Anyway, her request was refused "because I don't fit in the criterias of the state's government so the hospital is not allowed to test me". I imagine how many people may be in the same situation as me in the state of Sรฃo Paulo (who knows also other states) just because the government of the state doesn't want to make the number of suspected and positive cases higher ๐Ÿค” My dad went to the hospital later today. He had fever, so maybe he would be tested. But guess what? No... The doctor who examined him (another one) didn't even look at his face. He sent my dad for an injection for the fever and for an exam for Dengue ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I am already 4 days without training and the doctor asked me to take medicines (I have a long list) and rest As an athlete and having the first stage of the Brazilian Rollerski Circuit coming next week, I am really not happy with "having to rest". But I have no other option because last time I tried to train, it was hard to breathe and my chest was hurting like about to explode by so much pressure, even though it was a slow pace. I notified someone from my federation about it and said that I am not sure I can entry for the races next week (for my health and also for the safety of the other athletes) and I was told that I should entry and race anyway because otherwise I could get in "one more trouble" with the federation. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™„ Conclusion: we will never know, but, I hope it's just a strong flu. Also, in advance, I don't promise any great results in the races next week, sorry.
  5. This video can be helpful for my studies for the Visa ๐Ÿค— Also... Hagelslag! ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
  6. I don't see that ever happening here in Brazil, unfortunately ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Here, even the ones that are still waiting for the results (suspected) are sent home. Sometimes it seems like they want people to be infected so we can get on international news ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜… "Brazil is the first one in South America, yaaaaaayy! " ...
  7. First case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Brazil (Sรฃo Paulo - also first in South America). And, how do the doctors act? Send the 61 years old man back home ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Ok, we should not panic. But what about the safety of the ones who live with this man? I don't think he is gonna stay 14 days completely isolated in a room in his house. Also, about the safety of himself... we see that a large part of the deaths are old people. I would not accept to be sent home if I were in his place ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  8. ๐Ÿ˜… We do that to remove the snow that gets stuck in the classic skis due to the grip wax (which is kind of a very sticky glue). What happens is: we (skiers) have to stay the more we can just inside the classic track, because there the snow is compact, so it doesn't get stuck in the grip wax. When we step outside, even if it's just for 1 second, the snow (in this case, in flakes, because outside of the track) can get picked by the glue. If that happens and the snow stays in the glue, apart from losing the glide of the skis, you can also fall because the skis brake suddenly while you are trying to glide (like some jolts) so the skiers have no other option than stop and clean it up. Sometimes, that can happen even if you stay all the time inside the track (you know, those two lines). It happens when it's snowing a lot, for example. You can see that before the start of a classic race, the skiers move their legs a lot. It's not because of nervousness, adrenaline, etc, but because if the skis stay still while you are standing on it, the snow can get stuck under the skis the same way. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. Well, that's it. I gave everything I could with what I had. I am glad for today's race. I don't care about my position, just about what I did, and have finished the race with my face straight on the snow, needing to be cared by the IBU doctors to rest in a bed for quite good minutes while they were checking on me and giving me medicines to help me to breathe and feel better makes me sure that I gave everything I could. This is a good feeling for a last biathlon race, helps me on feel better in a moment like this (I still love biathlon). Thanks to everyone who was cheering for me, thank you for all the kindness and support. Now it's time to focus on the fight for the cross country Olympic ticket. P.S.: this is an old photo. But fits well for this moment ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. Yes, I confirm. Even though I know it's all messed up after today's Sprint race ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…
  11. Right name for her then. She is very thin ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚
  12. Honestly, I don't think so. There are many things to improve so I can at least have some tiny chance. But I've decided I am going to stop with biathlon after the Sprint race here in Martell. There are many things going on and this way it's impossible for me to perform well. I need to take a time for myself, set my goals for the fight for the Olympic ticket on cross country and go for it, otherwise it's gonna be like it was in 2018 and I really don't want that to happen again. The federation has its priorities and I am not willing to keep going its way, putting my career in second so they can keep on working for marketing, as it has been. That already costed an Olympic ticket once. Mentally, that has been sicking for me and I can clearly feel and see its effects physically, on my performances. So, I think I should stop with biathlon at least for now, focus on my fight for the ticket on cross country and also make myself ready to afford the structure for the next season because there is a big chance that the federation won't support me (due to their marketing plans, great support goes to the other athlete, no matter if she is doing cross or mtb, because she is the biggest Olympian, and also due to my decision of stopping with biathlon and this way also stopping giving them many equipments - skis/ski boots/poles/bindings/waxes/clothes/gloves and a lot of money (750โ‚ฌ per each stage of IBU that I have at least one start in and over 50.000โ‚ฌ for the points in the nations ranking) everything gotten from IBU). Honestly, I am tired of that. Ask me how much we get from this... Nothing. Ask me how many training camps do we have to prepare for the season... None! And still they want us to perform well. How can I shoot well if I don't train anything for that? And you have no idea how stressful it is. So much pressure for nothing. I simply can't keep it, sorry.
  13. [hide] Nation Captains NOR Tiril Eckhoff FRA Martin Fourcade Nation Women SWE Hanna Oeberg FRA Julia Simon GER Denise Herrmann ITA Dorothea Wierer Nation Men RUS Alexander Loginov NOR Johannes Dale GER Benedikt Doll ITA Lukas Hofer [/hide]
  14. So stupid (and dangerous) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But I believe it happens so often because, like me, two seasons ago, the athletes are so stressed about the problem in their rifles and trying to solve the problem as quick as possible that they forget about the danger on doing it... For example, when I did that, I really didn't notice what I was going and how big risk I was taking of shooting myself. Only after the race I realized what I did, when you came to talk to me about your heart attack ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Sorry ๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜…
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