Innsbruck (RWH) Aid mission instead of training camp: Skeleton athlete Janine Flock from Austria is on duty for the people of her home country during the forced break from sport due to the corona virus. The 30-year-old is employed by the Austrian Armed Forces and is currently deployed to support the food trade. "I think it's great that we can also help in this situation", the World Championships bronze medallist wrote on her homepage.
The plan was actually to fly to the USA for tests in Lake Placid, where the BMW IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Championships 2021 will be held. In addition to her military service, she will now train at home. "Strength, stabilization and a little bit of endurance training I can also do indoor. Health comes first, sport is not the top priority in this situation.“
In the BMW IBSF World Cup 2019/2020 Janine Flock was on the podium in seven of eight races, in the overall ranking this meant second place. At the European Championships as well as the World Championships this year, the Austrian won the bronze medal. ©RWH2020