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16 de Janeiro de 2020.

Thomas Rӧhler

From no one to the best one! On 30 September 1991, Thomas Rӧhler was born as a normal boy with a big dream: he wants to join the Olympic Games one day. He grows up in Jena, a beautiful little city in the middle of Germany. Here he was going to a sports school and has done some different athletic disciplines, like high jumping. In 2009 at the age of 17, he took a decision, which would change his whole life: he starts javelin throw. In this year, his personal was 52.96 meters. He trains a lot because he started to love this discipline and thought, that this could be his possibility to come closer to his dream of the […]
14 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

He is considered by many to be the best alpine skier in history – he is a true winner. Born in 1989 in Annaberg Bei Salzburg he grew up as the son of two ski instructors. He graduated from a special ski high school in 2007 and made his World Cup debut in March of the same year. He competed primarily in slalom and giant slalom, but he was also occasionally successful in combined and super G. His first victory was in December 2009 in the giant slalom of Val d’Isere, France. The three-time Junior World Champion contested 245 World Cup races, won 68 World Cup victories and became a two-time Olympic champion, five-time individual world champion and two-time World […]
12 de Janeiro de 2020.

A small country does wonders

Tina Weirather (born 24 May 1989) is a Liechtensteiner World Cup alpine ski racer. She won a bronze medal in Super-G for Liechtenstein at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Tina born and grew up in Liechtenstein. She is the daughter of Harti Weirather of Austria and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein which are both former World Cup ski racers. So she started skiing very early and enjoyed it like their parents. With the age of 15 she took part FIS-races, later with age 16 she made her World Cup debut in October 2005. It was a giant slalom but she didn´t qualified for the second race. Weirather competed in two events at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and […]
10 de Janeiro de 2020.

A gigantic success – Dirk Nowitzki

Following the footsteps of his very sports-minded family, he started to play tennis as well as handball. 2.13 meters, 7 foot or 84 inches – all of these numbers describe the height of Dirk Werner Nowitzki. Born in Würzburg in 1978, he always was a tall child. Following the footsteps of his very sports-minded family, he started to play tennis as well as handball. Being tired of theses sports, he eventually turned to play basketball. At the age of 15, he was spotted by Holger Geschwindner, a German former international Basketball player. He coached him twice a week, being impressed by Nowitzki’s fast progress. After doing well on a national level, he decided to take the next level and try […]
8 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

Austrian’s best alpine ski racer of all time. When I first was confronted with the task of writing an article about a famous Austrian Sportswoman / Sportsman, I did not know whom to pick at first. Not that our athletes are “bad” – they just hardly ever find themselves at the international top. Then I remembered Marcel Hirscher – who is not only Austrian but also one of the most successful ski racers of all time. Marcel Hirscher was born on 2 March 1989 in Hallein (Salzburg) as a son of two skiing teachers. While his mother was Dutch, his father came from Austria and together they owned a ski school. Since the age of 15, Marcel Hirscher attended and […]