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Janka, the body is still a building site

Sometime in the spring of weighed Carlo Janka 79 kg. Diet - instead of fighting weight. 90 kg would have to be with the heavyweights of the descent to keep up. However, the body of the artist from graubuenden is not that of a robust Tempobolzers, he's sensitive – it fits to Janka.

Long the overall world Cup winner around hit of 2010 with intestinal problems, "a lot of stomach pain, lots of cramps". After a disappointing comeback season with verheiltem cruciate ligament tear, he took the matter in hand. Six weeks is the Green, "no meat, no fruit, no sugar", a "colon cleansing program", says the 33-Year-old, the tumbled Kilos. He knows since what is good for him – is the use of it does him little.

come on, his competition weight, he must eat, when you eat, "and so I pushed the System again". This may be contradictory, he says, "but in the years that I'm a ski racer, I need to try to push the other to the side. The health is then holding back."

The back and laid him flat

Maybe, he says, would have had the digestive problems also have an impact on another thing, which employed him for years and now and again acute was the pain in the back. In July, "after a perfect build-up", was thinking of Training. The back and laid him flat. The Doctors had found inflammation, of water in a vortex seen. "But if it is it?" ask Janka and says: "I couldn't do anything except Pause." This was not only inconvenient: In September, he became the father of a girl.

the Lack of physicality was the main problem for the messed up last Winter, with departure at rank 9 to the financial statements as a solitary peak. So he toiled in the weight room. Step by step he increased his program. Then he went a step too far.

Janka sits in a hotel lobby in Canada's Lake Louise, 89 kg fighting weight, he has brought in for the Start of the speed season. 20 days on Ski's he has behind him – instead of 40. The material tests were too short. The back but the feel he is no more. "I'm trying to loose to tackle the problem. Skier I know is, rejected, the self I trust." On Wednesday, he could not show the still, the first Training had to be cancelled.

On the runway edge Reto Nydegger, the new head coach of the driver stand. He came in for Andy Evers, the Austrian who went by the end of March, after two years, and the Germans would be in London. Janka played his role. At the world Championships in Are, the veteran had complained publicly about the lack of communication and mood, to the team, no fire was in meetings "in". Evers was attacked and drew his own conclusions. He denied that Janka had to do say something with his disposal. Without this it would have come, but hardly so far, the Association had been behind Evers.

Janka leans on his chair to the front. He says he has never aimed at a Person. "I was asked what we could do to be more successful. Since I raised the mood. Then the Whole thing has escalated a bit," he called. He had internally been used as a reason for Evers' resignation, "some believed, I would have said: Either he or I will. But it wasn't like that." He had gone only to the thing, especially the cooperation of the Speed groups, that of the departure of heads with the old hands and those of Simon Roth Buhler with the boys. The had been defective.

The athletes of the two groups separating in the summer and autumn together preparing would never have had a Problem with each other. The coaching staff, but there had been "tensions". "We should continue forward as a whole Team, if a Swiss on the podium – no matter of which group. That was almost never the case."

The Norwegian philosophy

Nydegger seems to be predestined for the task. For six years he was last in Norway, assisted the Team to Svindal and Jansrud, alone, were not tolerated. A little of this culture in the Bernese Oberland wants to be included in the differential greater Swiss team.

He organized a Barbecue for the Trainer of both groups, listened to them, talked with each of the athletes, he noted, "that the communication must be open". And he says: "It was not a unit, there was a loner, everyone took out what he needed." He wants to promote team spirit. Instead of a short training blocks of four days he led in the camp for 10 to 14 days. "We have become closer," says Nydegger, "each with now."

Also, Janka is impressed with the way the new coach has taken. "It's gotten better," he says. Now his body still remains as a building site.

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Created: 28.11.2019, 14:36 PM

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