Athletes Worth Watching 02.23.22
Are These Athletes Future Olympic Stars For Milano Cortina 2026?
Jade Groenewoud and Joep Wennemars lead Team Netherlands' dominance at speed skating's junior world championships.
24-year-old Sverre Dahlen Aspenes was a double-individual biathlon European Open gold medalist.
Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal win the first-ever women's luge doubles world title.
Ski mountaineering will be an Olympic sport! 19-year-old Caroline Ulrich is 2020 Youth Olympic sprint champion, and now European U20 champion as well.
p.s. Here's The New York Times with a look at seven Beijing 2022 Olympians who "might be expected to peak" in time for Milano Cortina 2026: Alysia Liu (figure skating), Kokomo Murase (snowboarding), Nina O'Brien & River Radamus (Alpine skiing), Elvora Oeberg (biathlon), Stefania Constantini (curling), and Femke Kok (speed skating).
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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