Over 100 participants from 18 countries will compete in Białka Tatrzańska4 tygodnie, 1 dzień temuOn Friday and Saturday (14-15 February) leading athletes of the ski and snowboard FIS Europa Cup will contest in the spectacular Big Air competitions held as part of the Garmin Winter Sports Festival 2020. A record number of competitors specializing in the youngest freestyle Olympic discipline will come to Poland. You can watch the LIVE final.
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The representatives of Austria, Algeria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, and Ukraine will come to the Kotelnica Białczańska Ski Resort. Over a hundred skiers, snowboarders and freestyle biking specialists will contest in the spectacular Big Air competition, which in case of all three disciplines can be described in the same way: high and long flying and spectacular evolutions (video preview: https://youtu.be/_HgJk57uv50)
One of the favorites among skiers is undoubtedly Matej Svancer from the Czech Republic, who finished last season in the second place at the FIS Europa Cup in the Big Air competition, and recently triumphed at the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. An Italian - Leonardo Donaggio, present continental cup leader and the third competitor of the 2019 general classification, will certainly want to join the battle for victory. Emil Granbom will come to Białka Tatrzańska too. He is a Swedish champion in the Big Air competition and the leader of general classification of the FIS Europa Cup in slopestyle, having to his credit also very good results in the world cup.
The fans' eyes will certainly be turned towards Szczepan Karpiel-Bułecka, multiple Polish champion in Freeskiing. In recent years, he has already shown that victory in the heavily occupied competitions of the Garmin Winter Sports Festival is within his reach.
The favorite among snowboarders is Tino Stojak, who triumphed in Białka Tatrzańska in 2019, and who has finished the past season in the first place of the FIS Europa Cup general classification in the Big Air competition. The Croatian was missing at the start of this season first competition in French Vars, so he wants the best result in Poland. Serb Matija Milenkovic, the third participant of the Europa Cup in 2019, although has started in Vars too, cannot count this performance as successful. Samuel Jaroš, representing Slovakia, Russian Ilia Baskakov and multiple Polish champion Piotr Tokarczyk are certainly also thinking about the top places on the podium. Our representative has already said in the past season that the performance in front of his own audience is a great motivation to fight for the best result.
This year, the largest number of female competitors in the event's history will start in the Białka Tatrzańska contest. A total of fifteen skiers and snowboarders will compete on the large ski jump, including an exceptionally large Russian team (6 participants). Poland will be represented by snowboarders, Katarzyna Rusin and Paulina Zaradna.
The FMB World Tour bike competition held as part of the Garmin Winter Sports Festival is a real show which arouses the admiration of both fans as well as rival skiers and snowboarders. Even for winter sports specialists - used to big flyings on the ski jump - double somersaults, or two turns around the axis on a bicycle, at a height of several meters above the snow are at least an extraordinary feat. Among others, brothers Szymon and Dawid Godziek have announced their participation in the event. Belonging to the top leaders of bicycle freestyle in the world, in previous years they already presented in Białka one of the most difficult evolutions performed on bicycles.
The FIS Europa Cup qualifications and FMB World Tour trainings will be held on Friday. Saturday's finals will be available live on www.bialkatatrzanska.pl and on the YouTube channel of the Garmin Winter Sports Festival. The event program is available at: www.wintersportsfestival.pl. Garmin Winter Sports Festival 2020 can also be followed on: https://www.facebook.com/events/594753617767946/permalink/617000125543295/ www.instagram.com/wintersportsfestival