“Winter swimming”, swimming in the hole in Epiphany, dousing oneself with cold water in frost or rubbing oneself with snow — how can anyone be surprised today? The hardening of the body is perceived in the order of things as a routine. And winter swimming tournaments, both regional and international, are held with enviable regularity in many countries of the world.
It is all the more pleasant because the first championship of a planetary scale in a completely new discipline took place in Russia. They went for this event for a long time, they were preparing for it, they were waiting for it. In the meantime, the athletes tirelessly trained, subjecting not only the body, but also the spirit to severe tests. Qualifying tournaments were held in Germany and Ireland, where applicants for the awards were able to feel what awaits them at the main start. Continue reading
Alexander Aleksandrovich Ilyin is one of the most extreme snowboarders, occupying 25th place in the world freeride rating. Standing on the board at the age of 26, he continues his dangerous career for 12 years. As an extreme sportsman claims, before starting skiing in the mountains he had a good office job. With the advent of a new hobby, Alexander began to devote more time to snowboarding.
Over time, she decides to leave the office with the words “why work when you can ride.” This decision turns his life upside down. In 2011, for the first time takes part in a freeride competition in Russia. He won prizes and came out the winner at the stages of the Russian Cup. And since 2012, he has been the winner and winner of the stages of the FWQ World League qualifying round (Freeride World Qualifier), moreover, he is part of the Russian team Jeremy Jones Snowboards. Winnings do not stop the snowboarder in his path, pushing for new commitments. Continue reading