The painful athletes of the Skiing National Team are preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics in their villages. Young people who keep their condition on the bumpy asphalt road, wear tires on their skis and ski 30 km every day.
National athletes in the ski running team of the Ağrı Youth and Sports Provincial Directorate practice wheeled skiing on the asphalt-paved village roads to obtain a visa for the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as national and international competitions. The athletes who come to the Kupkıran Ski Center within the scope of the project start working on the village road with warming movements under the coordination of their coach Akif Demirkaya.
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The athletes who train in condition and technical training on the bumpy asphalt road, then connect the car tire to their backs and perform physics-based work. Demirkaya, the trainer of the athletes who continue to work in the winter at 35 degrees below zero and in the scorching heat in the summer, said, ‘We do our training outside in the fresh air. Our athletes do not have summer or winter. It was the uncertainty of the competitions that affected us, “he said.
Zozan Malkoç, the national athlete who earned many degrees in competitions in addition to his first place in the Balkan Cup, said that he has been skiing for 10 years and that he has been working intensively with the goal of participating in the Olympics to be held 2 years later.
National athletes on Okan Alala ‘Turkey got the championship, I was fourth in the skating race held in Russia. We continue to train on the village roads during the epidemic period, ‘he said.