Not many people appreciate skiing. But for those who already experienced gliding down the snowy mountains, they can list many reasons why skiing is a must-try for everyone. It can help ease your stress, invigorate your soul, and leave you with a smile on your face after a productive day of skiing. But despite the number of people who enjoy skiing, many still are not familiar with many ski facts and lingo.Read More
Being good at sports is not just a natural-born skill. Yes, some people can be particularly talented, but raw talent needs to be nurtured. The difference between the best players and the middling ones might not be one that can be simply attributed to being gifted. The best players constantly strive to improve their game. They do this by practicing and putting all their efforts into improving their performance.Read More
Ireen Wüst is a Dutch speed skater
Ireen Wüst (born 1 April 1986) is a Dutch long track allround speed skater
At the age of 19, on 12 February 2006, Wüst won the gold medal in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games 3000-meter event. She is the youngest Dutch Olympic champion in Winter Games history. Four years later in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games she won the 1500-meter event. In the 2014 Winter Olympic Games she won 2 gold and 3 silver medals. She is the most successful athlete of the Netherlands at the Winter Olympics. She is also a five-time world allround champion, a nine-time world single distance champion, and a four-time European allround champion. In 2014 she was elected by Reuters as the Sportswoman of the World.
Sven Kramer is a Dutch speed skater
Sven Kramer (Dutch pronunciation: (svɛn ˈkraːmər); born 23 April 1986) is a Dutch long track speed skater who has won an all-time mens record eight World Allround Championships as well as a mens record eight European Allround Championships
He is the Olympic champion of the 5000 meters in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 and won a record (for both men and women) 17 gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships; seven in the 5000 meters, four in the 10,000 meters, and six in the team pursuit. His 11 individual titles are a mens record. Kramer is the current world record holder in the 5000 m and the team pursuit (the latter alongside Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij), and broke the world record in each of those events, as well as in the 10,000 m, three times. By winning the 2010 World Allround Championship, Kramer became the first speed skater in history to win four consecutive world allround championships, and eight consecutive international allround championships. He has been undefeated in the 16 international allround championships he participated in since the 2006/2007 season. From November 2007 to March 2009 he was ranked first in the Adelskalender, but despite his dominance as an all-round skater has since been second on that list to Shani Davis by 0.2 to 0.3 points (seconds on the 500 m).