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Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News

Austria "If we avoid the small mistakes, then we'll see fireworks soon," the coach said, adding his racers have had good split times and been fast in parts of the races. Austria won two of the most http://jamestmar.mywapblog.com/obama-gets-the-bill-for-white-house-than.xhtml appealing downhill races last season, with Mayer capturing Olympic gold in Sochi and Reichelt taking the classic Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuehel. Less than a year on, the euphoria has vanished in a country where skiing is indeed serious business. Former racers and other experts have been publicly discussing the plight of the downhill team. "Some of them are coming down very passively, they just stick to the racing line they saw during course inspection and forget to let their skis go," two-time overall champion Eberharter said. "If I see them, I ask myself whether they really want to be fast? Do they really want to win?" Walchhofer, once Eberharter's teammate and now vice president of the Austrian ski federation, is the last Austrian to win the world downhill title, in 2003. He also points to a "mentality issue." "It has http://efraindotu.hazblog.com nothing to do with training deficits," he said. "Either you manage to overcome the challenge or you don't." The remarks didn't sit well with the team.
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