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PyeongChang: Slovaks have high hopes for their athletes

Slovakia can expect medals in biathlon, alpine skiing and snowboarding.

(Source: AP/TASR)

For the first time in history, the number of sports events at the Winter Olympics will exceed one hundred, in 15 sports disciplines. Slovaks will be represented in six of them.

The 2018 XXIII Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang start on February 9. For the first time in history, the number of sports events will exceed one-hundred.

Slovakia will be represented by 56 athletes in ice hockey (25), biathlon (10), alpine skiing (7), cross-country skiing (5), luge (5), figure skating (3) and snowboarding (1).

Slovak team has high expectations mainly in ski events.

“Double Olympic winner in biathlon, Anastasia Kuzmina, is showing good form this season,” said Ľubomír Souček, the media manager of the Slovak Olympic Committee.

Skiing and snowboard

Anastasia Kuzmina is second in the overall ranking of the World Cup.

“She starting in four events in PyeongChang, which gives her a high chance for a medal,” Souček confirmed.

In her last start prior to the Olympics on January 23, Kuzmina earned second place in the women’s mass start competition in Anterselva. It proves that she had good form prior to the Olympics.

“Veronika Velez-Zuzulová, Petra Vlhová and the mixed team in alpine skiing can aspire to a podium finish,” said Miriam Modrová from the Slovak Ski Association SLA.

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