It is cold in the canadian Canmore before verdenscuprennene in the biathlon in the evening. The organizers have already taken steps and changed several of the exercises.SWEDISH MASK: A Swedish skiskytter on training.. Photo: Don Emmert / AFP Show more
It has been around 30 degrees below zero in the track and organizers have therefore made on the evening of the distances shorter than normal.
the Gentlemen go 15 km, not 20 km as they usually do. The women go 12,5 km, not 15 km.
- This is a tentative plan, which can be further changed depending on the temperature. The teams have approved the changes. Our main task is to safeguard the health of athletes, and to facilitate a fair competition in secure conditions. We have removed the coldest parts of the trail, " says renndirektør Borut Nunar.
According to the rules of The international skiskytterforbundet (to ibu) shall race be cancelled if it is colder than 20 degrees below zero in the course.
If it is colder than 15 degrees below zero, it should be made a consideration with the wind and conditions are taken into account.PROTECTION: Dorothea Wierer on the training. Photo: Don Emmert / AFP View more Masks
Photos from training in Canmore shows that skiskytterne takes extraordinary grip. Several practitioners use the so-called kuldemasker on training. These are designed to protect the respiratory tract against cold air. The air you breathe is pulled through a filter and heated.
Among other things, Norwegian and Swedish skiskyttere is depicted with blue kuldemasker.GERMAN: Laura Dahlmeier of training. Photo: Don Emmert / AFP Show more
Marte Olsbu Røiseland have shared a photo in social media before the current flows. The Norwegian profile hides his face behind a blue mask and big glasses.
- Who is this? It is only me who says hello from Canmore. Cold, but beautiful, type skiskytteren.
Several other athletes have shared the far out pictures that look less idyllic.BREATHING: A Polish skiskytter on training. Photo: Don Emmert / AFP Show more
Among other things, Lisa Hauser and Julia Schwaiger from Austria have shared a photo where they are white in the face after a turn in the trail.
the Frozen girls in Canmore, writes Hauser to the image.Bø in the form
It is the gentlemen that will be the first in the fire in the evening. The start is set to kl. 20.20 bst - but the organizer must probably wait until the last before it is taken a decision whether it becomes shed.
I think I have never competed under such conditions. It will be exciting how it is with the trigger, with two pairs of gloves on, " said Tiril Eckhoff to NRK recently.
Johannes Thingnes Bø stand with strong 11 victories in 15 attempts in the world cup so far.
– It is brutal to the lungs, but you manage to freeze some in 30 minutes, but are you cold on your fingers as it goes over the skytinga, saThingnes Bø the Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK.
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