Athletes

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Winners!

Its been an epic month of ski racing so far, so lets take you through some of our highlights! Super G – Ladies 28 year old Tina Weirather from Liechtenstein won the the season’s first Super-G race last Sunday at Lake Louise. Weirather was also last years Super-G crystal globe winner, proving herself again by barreling down the slopes in 1:18.52 seconds. Second place went to last year’s super-G winner Lara Gut from Switzerland with a time of 1:18.63, while the super-G reigning champ Nicole Schmidhofer finished third with a time of 1:18.79. Drama unveiled when American skier Lindsey Vonn – the all time biggest winner in the discipline, failed to finish the Super-G race after crashing for her second time this season. She unfortunately failed to keep her skis under her when taking a wide turn, resulting in a slide out. Although Vonn had a nightmare weekend at Lake…

    Athletes of Sprongo – Mikaela Shiffrin

    As a Video Analysis platform, we are lucky enough to have some amazing athletes using our Sprongo platform to help them achieve success! One of our top athletes is Mikaela Shiffrin. Mikaela is an American Alpine Ski Racer with the US Ski Team. She has won multiple Skiing World Championships and won an Olympic gold medal at only 18. She is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic Alpine skiing history! In light of Mikaela Shiffrin winning the Serge Lang Trophy (also knows as the  Skieur d’Or Award) for this year, we would like to take you through some of Mikaela’s biggest achievements over her athletic career. Early Comings Mikaela is in fact the daughter of two ski racers, growing up with the snow sport at a young age. When she was only 8, she had already become a talented ski racer. She joined the ski team at the Burke Mountain Academy…

      Athletes of Sprongo – Sarah Sjostrom

      As a Video Analysis platform, we are lucky enough to have some amazing athletes using our Sprongo platform to help them achieve success! One of our top athletes is Sarah Sjostrom. Sarah is a Swedish World Record Swimmer, specializing in butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle, however its pretty safe to say – she is incredibly exceptional in her butterfly races. She is a holder of multiple World Records – in the 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle, 200 meter freestyle, 50 meter butterfly, and the 100 meter butterfly. Not to mention, she is the first Swedish woman to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming. If you think she can’t get better than this.. you are utterly wrong. Read on! Her International Breakout At the age of just 14, Sarah won her very first international gold medal  in the Women’s 100m butterfly at the 2008 European Championships. She even broke the Swedish…

        The Ontario National Ski Academy (NSA)

        NSA The National Ski Academy (NSA) in Ontario in Canada use Sprongo to develop and improve their students. NSA was established in 1986 and is a non-profit registered charity. They aim to provide an environment where student athletes can maximize their potential through alpine ski racing excellence, personal growth and academic achievement. In 2010 they became a Ministry of Education inspected private school. They can grant high school credits in grades 9 to 12. Holistic Approach They deliver their vision through a holistic approach. This builds on the individual students addressing three core development areas. These are academics, fitness and ski racing. NSA has a winter home in Collingwood and a summer home is Saas Fee Switzerland. Each home provides the full facilities, professional coaches, teachers and trainers the students need to succeed. They are the only high school credit granting academy in the whole of Canada that provide this holistic program.…

          Spotlight on Charlotte Workman

          Adventure photographer, filmmaker, and environmentalist, Charlotte Workman has been providing us with some stunning photos from her time with Peak Leader Snow in Saas Fee and around the world! So, we decided to find out a little bit more about the woman behind the camera. Charlotte Workman grew up in the Trossachs, a national park in Scotland. There she learnt to appreciate the beauty of nature, something she later turner a photographer’s eye on in the realm of ski mountains all over. She honed this eye during her years in Edinburgh, where she studied Journalism and graduated with First Class Honours. During this time, she also travelled to Antarctica to film her first documentary. You can watch Finding Friluftsliv // a documentary here. Nowadays, she is still jetting around the world taking photos and making videos. She is able to do this by working both as the official photographer for…

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