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dcro

Cross-Country Skiing 2017 - 2018 Discussion Thread

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3 hours ago, dcro said:

:ECU Jungbluth scored some great FIS points in yesterday's race. :thumbup: His average is now 308, so he should be able to secure first ever Ecuadorian qualification by the end of the Sao Carlos races.:cheer:

 

If the heat doesn't kill them like it almost did today. I guess tomorrow it should be a bit closer, since everybody will be more used to the rollerski's they're using (organization provides them and then they have a draw to decide who gets which pair). Meanwhile Victor Santos seems to be dealing the final blows to Lucão in the fight for the Olympic ticket.

 

In the women's race, Bruna was in destruction mode today :bowdown:

https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=CC&raceid=29688

 

She would have placed 11th in the men's race with this time, but probably even higher since the women had slower wheels than the men. More good news, there are two very young Brazilian girls who had their first FIS competition today. No world-class FIS points of course, but they just barely started training so it's a start and actually the first new young girls in Brazil since Bruna in 2014/15 :)

 

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5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

If the heat doesn't kill them like it almost did today. I guess tomorrow it should be a bit closer, since everybody will be more used to the rollerski's they're using (organization provides them and then they have a draw to decide who gets which pair). Meanwhile Victor Santos seems to be dealing the final blows to Lucão in the fight for the Olympic ticket.

 

Oh, dear, that's roller skiing on 35 degrees. :zip:


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By the way, that is again a rather impressive performance from 16-year old Thomaz Moraes, considering he's not going for the Olympics, but the Paralympics :)

 

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22 hours ago, uk12points said:

Hopefully, but he scored 487 points today!! He needs to improve his 5th score, currently 375, so something around 330 points should be enough to send him to PyeongChang!

264 today :)

 

 

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28 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

264 today :)

 

 

:clap: That’s Ecuador on the plane to Korea!! And extra good news for Bruna, maintaining her 100% Brazilian record and with a time that would beat lots of the Brazilian men!

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5 minutes ago, uk12points said:

:clap: That’s Ecuador on the plane to Korea!! And extra good news for Bruna, maintaining her 100% Brazilian record and with a time that would beat lots of the Brazilian men!

Too bad Salcedo didn't start, so there was just one real competitor against her and apparently Gabi wasn't good enough (yet, she will be) to really challenge her today. But still, a win is a win :d 

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Apparently FIS is thinkingabout throwing skiathlon out of the big events and introducing biathlon-alike pursuit instead.

 

All for the urban generation, of course.


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