Despite the communicative challenges, Sleper has benefited a lot from the trip. “It’s an easy track to learn. It’s not hard to get down on four irons, not a super dangerous track. The challenging factor is determining the fastest, winning line.”
“The most important thing is not to hit any edges. If the monobob gets a little tap, it immediately goes back and forth like a ping-pong ball. A small mistake is immediately very expensive,” says Sleper.
Sleper still has to qualify for the Winter Games, but is convinced that he will succeed. “I am sure. Physically I am really at my best. Compared to last year it is going a lot better,” said the monobobster, who won a World Cup race in Park City twice in 2020.
“I will also do competitions where I cannot qualify for the NOC*NSF requirement, but where I can gain competition rhythm. That will give me a lot of advantage compared to athletes who only sled the World Cups.”
In 2019 NOS reporter Ayolt Kloosterboer already made a report about Karlien Sleper. Her trainer already gave her a good chance to make it to the Winter Games in Beijing.
Monobobster Sleper has to lift her bobsled herself because of corona rules
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