Young talent—a valuable prize!

“Youth is our perspective. Since as they well understand, that ski poles are not simple sticks,” said Leki Cup sponsor Arūnas Milkus.

—Marius Grinbergas, sportas.info; Translation by Jenn Virškus for kalnuereliai.com
Rokas Zaveckas nearing the finish line. Photo by Stefanas Milčevičius

In Ignalina, where the Žalgiris Winter Games alpine ski race was held, Milkus joked that he was born too early, and was unable to get such prices as a young athlete.

The Žalgiriada is a traditional workers’ sports festival for participants over 21 years of age. In order not to exclude young skiers, the Lithuanian Ski Federation traditionally organized events for younger athletes. These races are usually sponsored by equipment distributors, so that the talented medal and diploma winners also receive an impressive array of useful prizes.

This time youth at Lithuanian winter sports center in Ignalina competed in the Leki Cup. There was no less intrigue and competition here than in the Žalgiriada—the boys race attracted the best young alpine skiers.

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A little good, a little bad…

I had a tight two weeks of racing and a lot of work in school ! I had to hurry everywhere, so it was also a lit stressful time, but i handle it, YEAH !

January 22nd I had GS race in LT, Ignalina. I’m not sure if I can call it GS, but organizers said that it was GS. Anyway I genuinely prefer to stay next my opinion because there was 12 seconds long run and we were going with SL skis ! That is what we call LITHUANIAN GS !

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Slovakia FIS races & LT champ 2011

On Monday morning, January 3rd I left to Slovakia and Italy for two weeks . I was thrilled to come in Slovakia for 2xGS and 2xSL FIS races in Liptovska Teplicka.

That  week in Slovakia I, Ieva J., Laura, Marcele, Kasparas and Aivaras lived somewhere in slovakian forests separated from civilization. At least we expected to meet there lithuanians, and it happend. Just we reached our destination, our eyes caught a car with LT number . Here exactly fits this sentence : ”It happens when you least expect it”.

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Kalnu Ereliai = Champions

Slalom results from Civetta are in!

Kalnu Ereliai skiers are (again) standing on the top of the Lithuanian podium!

Men: 1. Karolis Janulionis, 2. Rokas Zaveckas (former KE skier) 3. Aivaras Tumas

Women: 1. Ieva Januškevičiutė, 2. Marcele Kuliešiūtė, 3. Ieva Urbonavičiūtė

Congratulations to all the racers! We’re looking forward to the next races!

Ski fast, HAVE FUN!!!