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Photo: Bobverband Liechtenstein
Schaan (RWH) The Liechtenstein Bobsleigh Federation has invested in a mobile push track for better training conditions for its athletes. The 81 meter long track is one of only two such facilities in Europe. Andrian Hasler, Liechtensteins Head of Government, and the bobsleigh federations president Iwan J. Ackermann opened the new track at June 12 in Schaan.
The first demonstration training was guided by bobsleigh pilot and push coach Beat Hefti from Switzerland, 2014 Olympic silver medallist in 2-man bobsleigh and five times European Champion. „This push track is perfect to learn how to push a sled and how to get in“, said the federations head of sport Srecko Kranz in a press release. „The mobile track also allows us to demonstrate the sport at public or company events and promote bobsleigh“, added president Iwan Ackermann.
In the matter of training, the Liechtenstein Bobsleigh Federation also cooperates with the German federation BSD (Bob- und Schlittenverband für Deutschland). „We want to get four runs at Olympic Games and World Championships and two runs at European Championships, Europe and World Cup – for that we have to be in the Top-20 in the world“, said Srecko Kranz. Additionally, the countries bobsleigh rookies aim to compete at the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. ©RWH2017

Photo: Bobverband Liechtenstein - l
Left to right at the sled: Liechtenstein Bobsleigh Federation president Iwan J. Ackermann, push coach Beat Hefti and Andrian Hasler, Liechtensteins Head of Government

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