A young alpine skier dreams of the Olympics

Training at International Ski Federation (FIS) camps has helped Ieva Januškevičiūtė to achieve a career-best result

—Marius Grinbergas, sportas.infoTranslation by Jenn Virškus for kalnuereliai.com

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Ieva Januškevičiūtė was in a good mood during the winter holidays. The 18-year-old recently achieved the best FIS result of any female Lithuanian alpine skier at competitions in Italy. During FIS races held at the mountain resort of Speikboden, the Lithuanian took 19th place in the Slalom, with a result of 104.7 FIS points—points are calculated by time lost to the winning skier, the smaller the difference, the lower the score. No female Lithuanian alpine skier has ever achieved such a low result.

Up until that race, Januškevičiūtė’s best FIS result was 134.03. It was achieved in Slalom races last February held in the Czech republic.

Januškevičiūtė’s two runs in Speikboden had a combined time of 1:31.00. The winning time of 20-year-old Austrian Valentina Fankauser was 1:20.39. Forty-nine skiers started the race, only 23 finished.

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From Innsbruck—with experience and excitement

After the Youth Olympic Games, Rokas Zaveckas will continue to compete in international ski races, while Laura Pamerneckyte will return to Lithuania and have to forget about sport until the summer.

—Marius Grinbergas, sportas.info; Translation by Jenn Virškus for kalnuereliai.com

 

L. Pamerneckytė and R. Zaveckas with Yoggl, the Youth Olympics Games' mascot.
Remembering more than just the race

Lithuanian alpine skiers brought back not only their experience and many gifts, but a lot of excitement from the first Youth Winter Olympic Games held in Innsbruck, Austria.

“I’ve never participated in such an event, and probably never will again. I was most impressed by the fact that it was not only about sports, there was also a cultural aspect. It was unexpected, and most memorable,” said 16-year-old Laura Pamerneckytė.

That was echoed by 15-year-old Rokas Zaveckas, “I spent two very interesting weeks in Innsbruck. I liked both the competition and the cultural program. Continue reading “From Innsbruck—with experience and excitement”

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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White Circus

Well, a lot of time passed, when I wrote… It’s kind of busy time for me now ;D  For such a long time I been rushing so much to get everywhere on time.. and I did , but only thing that I’m quite tired! Anyway, I’m enjoying this lifestyle and I could use to it if in future I get a chance to travel so much!!!!!! In those past months I been to Liptovska Teplicka (Slovakia), Civetta(Italy), Karlov pod Pradedem(CZE) and finally to Lysa Gora (Poland)!!!

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2011 KE FIS Team

2011 KE FIS team: Kasparas Pajarskas, Marcelė Kuliešiūtė, Laura Pamerneckytė, Ieva Urbonavičiutė, Ieva Januškevičiutė, coach Audrius Santackas, Karolis Janulionis, Aivaras Tumas, KE club director Miroslavas Urbonavičius, Schladming, Austrija

Fall camp in Solden

2009.10.25 – 2009.10.30

The Kalnu Ereliai fall camp took place in Solden this year. On the first day of camp, the kids got to watch the opening World Cup GS, and meet many of the top male races in the world. They then spent 5 days training SL and GS on the icy glacier.

Emilija, IevaU, Marcele, IevaJ, Laura, Karolis, Kasparas, Rokas
IevaU, Marcele ir Ivica Kostelic

FIS Selection Camp

2009.06.28 – 2009.07.04

Three KE skiers, Marcelė Kuliešiūtė, Ieva Urbonavičiūtė, Ieva Januškevičiūtė participated in this years FIS Selection camp in Hintertux, Austria. The lived and trained with some 30 boys and 20 girls from 20 different countries. The competition was tough, since from these skiers, only 10-12 boy and girls would be selected to attend the next camp. All in all, it was a great experience for our KE skiers to ski with kids their age from all over the world; they came away from camp with improved skills on the hill, and many friends off it.