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Czech World Champion

post #1 of 15
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Filip Trejbal (1985) has just become the Junior World Champion in SL.
Earlier this month, the young man was 17th at he WCs in Bormio.
This is not a post to provoke any answers/comments but since I have known his father for 31 years and mother for about 26, I decided to share the joy here.
Unfortunately, after some conflicts between his dad and Filip´s long-year coach the young racer is without any supporting team, has no coach now and thus probably heading into failures and oblivion.
He´s one of the few on such a level (at least in this country) whose parents can´t support him financially.
(I´m neither collecting money for him nor looking for sponsors!)
The road to the top is full of those who haven´t succeeded, the junior champions are no exception. It will be up to him.
Anyway, it´s good for skiing in a small country without big mountains.
Adding the adult bronze of Sarka Zahrobska (still a junior herself, also 1985), the mogul skier Nikola Sudova (3rd in the WC) and the new X-country world champion (10 km free) Katerina Neumannova it´s not bad for a no-Alps country.
Btw, he uses Dynastar - Lange - Look.
post #2 of 15
Wow. Just think what he could accomplish on Volkl, Tecnica, Marker
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
Wow. Just think what he could accomplish on Volkl, Tecnica, Marker
What´s there more than gold and victory?

Who knows what he will be on/in after this season?
post #4 of 15
Yes, it is very nice day for czech alpine skiing.
post #5 of 15
my friend bohumir, who fled communist-ruled czechoslovakia way back when, will be very happy to see this.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
Wow. Just think what he could accomplish on Volkl, Tecnica, Marker
Just think... if he used that gear he could have won the women's race too.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by ryan
my friend bohumir, who fled communist-ruled czechoslovakia way back when, will be very happy to see this.
Great! Many greetings to all ex-Czech and Slovak skiers scattered around the world!
There are quite a few around Vancouver - Lubos P., the national team member and champ, Pepa U., the Tichy family, Standa P., Ivana V. somewhere,
and, yes, Pavel Stastny at Stratton (who hasn´t answered my mail yet), and, and... (and not to forget Ivana Zelnickova-Trump )

Btw, there´s a medal and the Czechs flock here together (Havran posting here meaning "Raven" which the land of E.A.Poe might find cute
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Betaracer
Just think... if he used that gear he could have won the women's race too.
With his 6´4´ or slightly more (the height of about 192 cm skis) it would have been rather difficult to mask him as a girl.
Otoh, he´s got a blond pony-tail which could have helped .
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Betaracer
Just think... if he used that gear he could have won the women's race too.
Yeah, Volkls seem to be better suited to the women at the WC level.... But they seem to be getting some great results lately in SL. Men and Women.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by checkracer
With his 6´4´ or slightly more (the height of about 192 cm skis) it would have been rather difficult to mask him as a girl.
Otoh, he´s got a blond pony-tail which could have helped .
You could pass him off as a Russian swimmer.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by irul&ublo
You could pass him off as a Russian swimmer.
I don´t think he would be that good at it because he´s a mountain boy from a village with no indoor swimming pool.
Besides, mostly English is now being taught at schools instead of Russian.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by checkracer
I don´t think he would be that good at it because he´s a mountain boy from a village with no indoor swimming pool.
Besides, mostly English is now being taught at schools instead of Russian.
I'm thinking that was a joke.......
post #13 of 15
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Why a joke?
A good idea, just not perfect enough.
Maybe next time (next racer)
post #14 of 15
And ... another Czech champ today:

Sarka Zahrobska won the slalom at the World Junior Championships.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
And ... another Czech champ today:

Sarka Zahrobska won the slalom at the World Junior Championships.
Thanks for having mentioned this, I didn´t have time to.
Yes, she was 3rd among the adults at the WCs St. Caterina and now she closed her junior career with the title.
Considering the number of racers in the small country where the highest lift-served skiable point is 1450 meters and most skiing takes place between 700 and 1000 meters and where the biggest resort has 22 km of runs, the two junior world champions are not a bad result.
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