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The Finnish ski hope Eveliina Piippo, 20, totally collapsed last fall - left the national team camp the door blazing: Yes there was time in the yard
Ski hope Eveliina Piippo, 20, sank last fall the dark abyss, but has risen there great back of the success of the road.Evening magazine skiing expert tell you what kind of skier Eveliina Piippo is.

in August 2018 Eveliina Piippo hated skiing.

He couldn't care less for a run output. Around the clutch of people he felt outright hatred.

Piippo body was mired in intense training as a result overexertion mode, and the burnt stuck had gone also to the young athlete's head.

the challenger national team training camp in Norway turhaunut Piippo collected in the end fittings in and left the door blazing towards Finland – two days before the camp ends.

– Some of the boys said, that "Eve, that looked like it could kill with his eyes someone people", Piippo admitted to the evening paper.

– Yes there was time in the yard.


in February 2019 Eveliina Piippo is a fresh young WORLD silver medalist freedom of ten miles. He is preparing for his career in the first adult world championships, which begin next week Seefeldissä.

I Have received week by week more of the belief that black can be really something big as an athlete. On the other hand has confirmed it, that I really want this and enjoy this story. This has been a really great season in many ways, Piippo annealing.

Seefeldissä 20-year-old Piippo applied print, in particular free 30 kilometers from the competition.

– Everything is aimed at three to ten. It will show you who I am and what I represent, pirkkala types of line.

Piippo firmly believes is capable of skiing 15 among the world's best. Location of the Finnish relay team is of course that wish.

What happened to the early autumn skiing hate the active Eve?

on the Basis of the surge in

Mercilessly through the summer practicing Piippo did not care, although he was advised to rest. The results of the stands were in place. His teeth were clenched and beat themselves in practice.

the Norwegian camp Piippo finally understand whistle of the game across, so my body didn't react to workout at all anymore.

I Left the camp in the middle. I wanted to get out, because I feel so bad that training. Seefeld September camp I didn't go at all.

Piippo was a hole in the bottom, but began to build for himself a path there up.

I deserve better. I don't treat myself this way. The rise of this, Piippo times thoughts.

Week Pirkkala family and significant others in doing good both mentally and physically.

I remembered, that these is they are my life the most important people. I don't do anything of those results and hiihtämisellä without these people. When I came back to Rovaniemi, training going again in a new surge, Piippo says.


Piippo rise has not gone unnoticed in the world cup. Racing partners heads turn in particular, in December Beitostølenissä, when a newcomer skier anchor of the Finnish relay race of the third.

the Norwegian team marveled at was the medal ceremony outfit, who is that young Finnish really is. Super star Therese Johaug could not respond to any Ragnhild Haga question.

Piippoa the whole incident seemed amused.

– why Therese Johaug know who I am? 20-year-old Eveliina Piippo, who has never been in the world cup before this season!

Since then, Piippo has become familiar with other world cup skiers, and vice versa, also Johaugille.

We greeted and congratulated after the race since December. Certainly not surprised anymore, Piippo says with a laugh.

increase the speed

Piippo known in skiing circles the durability of a miracle, by the speed and power characteristics is room for improvement.

training through the become crash has not exactly improved the situation, but Piippo has been a pleasure to discover that the summer doing strength and speed training you have to drain completely down the drain.

Under 23 years of age at the world championships in Lahti, Piippo was at the head of the first provisional spot free for a tenner. Speed has become.

I previously may have been # 25, even though it had been the Finnish cup, Piippo compare.

the evening paper of the ski expert Toni Fools to keep the freedom to ski the way I attracted previous Piippoa hope for the future, which has the potential to rise to "world-class ski license". Piippo himself speaks directly about the olympic gold in the long-term goal.

Success is not, however, seem to be Piipolle skiing in it first thing – not anymore.

– It is perhaps the best thing about this season that I realized how great this is, and how much I want to do, become black, then world champion or not.

the Seefeld world ski championships begin next Wednesday, 20. February.

Seefeld world championships outbound Eveliina Piippo Finland's largest ski promises. Jenni Gästgivar
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