Sunday, March 6, 2016

Can older champions spring back?

After we see Hirscher and Shiffrin winning in their unmistakable ways, it's nice – from time to time – to witness the resurgence of an older, former champion who is able to outdo him or herself.

This alpine ski season, I'm thinking about the Italian Blardone and my countryman and former colleague's son, Richard, both GS specialists and born in 1979. Just like a spring that is seldom used, it's nice to see it compressing and expending again.
Is there still some life left in their competitive skiing career or is it just a one time resurgence or fluke? Probably a little of everything...

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