Sweden’s Van der Poole ‘Turns around and still wins’

2022-05-13 0 By

Reference news network on February 8 reported Germany “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” website on February 6 published an article “through an unusual way to win speed skating gold medal” on the Swedish athletes Vanderpool preparation for the Winter Olympics “unique secret recipe”.How to Prepare for winning Olympic Gold MEDALSNiels Joran Van der Poel has his secret recipe: 20 ultra-marathons, 1,000 parachute jumps, a year in the Swedish army, snowboarding, mountain climbing, and lots of parties…What does it take to really win an Olympic gold medal?Van der Poel, 25, from Trollhattan, west Jottaran province in western Sweden, demonstrated during the men’s 5,000m speed skating event on Sunday.Van der Poel is Swedish, but his grandfather was Dutch.After patiently coasting behind the Olympic record just set by Patrick Rust of the Netherlands, he was still more than two seconds behind with three laps to go before closing the gap to 1.69 seconds and 0.99 seconds behind going into the final 400 meters.By the time he reached the finish line, however, the world record holder finished in 6:08.84 ahead of all Olympic champions in history.Vanderpoole, the 2021 men’s long distance world champion, is undefeated in this season’s Speed Skating World Cup.Not surprisingly, he continued his winning streak at the Winter Olympics and is the world record holder and favorite in the men’s 10,000 meters.But he announced Thursday that he will focus more on ultramarathons this summer.”I want to run a 100-mile ultramarathon, which I haven’t been able to do all last year.”Van der Poel left ice in 2018 to serve in the Swedish army before spending two years playing sports in nature.He thinks he needs to switch to maintain his passion for training.”Training for speed skating is annoying and you have to find a way to make it less annoying,” vanderpoole says.And I wanted to experience all of those adventures because I knew that when I got back on the ice and really trained, it wasn’t going to be as exciting.”