Ex-alppinisti Kalle Palander and wife Riina-Maija Palander walked the espy awards red carpet in good spirits. The other could have been, because a couple was about to miss the whole party.
I thought We weren't coming at all. Riina-Maija then called us, Palander says.
– so We don't have an invitation. I'll call it here, and I was asked that do you really want to come! It was pretty amazing.
the sports gala has been palander for tradition, and at least Riina-maija to manifest a pleasant one. Kalle had to resort to the very language in order to get invited to the gala.
– Where the fuck is my sports gala-invitation. And so to find it!Ferocious 1999
Kalle palander's sensational slalom world cup of the marks for 20 years. At the time of the Year the athlete-choices were a huge succes to the top of the rankings. the Mika Myllylä - three gold man Ramsaun MM-hiihdoissa took the pot.
Palander was voted fifth. Before wedge was also the F1 champion Mika Hakkinen , the rally world champion Tommi Mäkinen and javelin world champion Aki Parviainen .
– it would be pretty cool if this day would make such a print. Then was a different time, Palander recalls.
alpine skiing at the time was a young species of finns.
I Was at the gala, I think it was somewhere on the ship. I don't remember, yes with an axe, who then win. Was Ranke... Not when Myllylä!
at the moment yeah, it really was appreciated. It came in a little wood behind the athlete, the federation and Finnish sports, Palander said.
I Was a young boy at the time, I wasn't prepared for that, even though I had four times been in the world cup among the top ten. I was in the army at the time. When we went back to the army, reporters came to the army to do stuff. It was a bit miraculous.
the Spin was too much for the young Palanderille.
If I could do a little differently... Yes I work I a different way, if I had a young world champion. It was just too much of everything that happens, and training little remained. It appears then results.