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For Jeannine Gmelin, the Olympic season in Sydney begins

Which means Europeans don't dream of these days, to exchange the cold of Winter against the summer weather and the sense of life? It is even better if he or she has the Chance to do this for seven weeks in Australia. Flip flops and bathing cloths but were not the Central component of your wardrobe, as Jeannine Gmelin grabbed recently the case. Because with Dolce or a language stay and your Trip has farniente nothing in common. Rather, 50 hard training days are in Penrith, just under 40 kilometres to Sydney's city centre and the venue of the rowing competitions at the Olympic Games of 2000.

It is for Gmelin is an important stage in the preparation for the games of Tokyo, the conditions are precisely similar in regard to the heat which in the summer in Japan: "I will be able to try out the things you can't simulate in Switzerland, for example, the development of cooling strategies."

Not for the first Time she travels in Winter to the fifth continent. Decisive for the decision as to the experiences from the Winter of 2016, were: "the time I have left the best memories, the conditions were very good." At the time, she was with the whole Swiss Team in new Zealand, now she is solo, with a coach-Robin Dowell, with whom she works since the separation from the Association private.

"Everything must match"

After the end of the season, of course, was refurbished again last year. To often the Sporty was moved because of the turbulence next to the water in the Background, Gmelin, therefore, in areas of their core competence required. The "ICH-AG repulsion" has a lot about learned: "I had done such a project and was in some areas a bloody Amateur." A conversation was also with the Association. It was constructive, according to Gmelin: "We all want the Best for me. The joint Evaluation was important and a Chance to get Feedback from the outside."

Was grown Gmelin at the European Championships on the Rotsee in view of the circumstances with silver beyond itself, showed at the world Cup in Linz, the year did leave massive traces. Instead of as in previous years, a medal – Gold in 2017, silver 2018 – it was at the award ceremony, only the 5th place and a warm Handshake. And the realization: "At this level, just has to fit everything, if you want to compete on the Golf course."

Even without internal problems, the task would become difficult. Never before has a world Cup field of competitors was so great, and all the Top athletes had already completely changed into the Olympic rhythm. So those were the strongest, one of which is already clear that you are rowing in Tokyo for medals from world champion Sanita Purpure from Ireland. The residue on the native Latvian, was about 9?Seconds big. With a little distance, Gmelin white now, but that she is also with the change in the output position competitive: "I am convinced that I can achieve in the new constellation of my goals. And I had to take the risk for me is quite simple."

future decision Tokyo

With its seriousness and the usual two to three training sessions per day six times per week, and up to 50 kilometres in circumference, on a daily basis – trying to reduce the deficits. 18. January flies back in Switzerland and will prepare then more individually in Europe. Two vertices are fixed in the Agenda: The elimination race of the Association in March and the beginning of may, the second world Cup race in Varese, where it goes to a confirmation result. It is a hurdle that you will create in the normal case.

In the four-year cycle of each Oarsman, the Olympic games are the undoubted highlight. Many place after a creative break, or decide to resign. The 29-year-old Ustermerin prior to Rio, where she finished then, finally, rank 5, clarity about the longer-term future, and this time it will be different: "For me it has to be before Tokyo right, how the next steps look like, I want to also do not of a result-dependent. Only then I can be worry-free approach to the games and me full focus."

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Created: 05.12.2019, 16:24 PM

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