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the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby JeffOYB » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:29 am

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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby skiffrace » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:38 am

With diligent semi-annual training some day I may compete against this fellow....
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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:58 pm

So he was in the world championships and apparently he had never seen snow
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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby TooHeavy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 am

Plain and simple should not be in the event. That junk can ruin a legit racers race.

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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby skiffrace » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:09 pm

TooHeavy wrote:Plain and simple should not be in the event. That junk can ruin a legit racers race.

I think it's the opposite - thanks to that guy this race will be remembered for years to come...

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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby MN Hoser » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:21 pm

When going through YouTube, I found some videos that looked like qualifying races (at Lahti) to race at Lahti. So, I think you have to qualify before they allow you to screw up someone's race. :lol:

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Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

Postby Neuro » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 pm

The story goes he first showed up in Finland without much money or gear so immigration didn't believe his broken English that he was a WC racer.. :D

They in fact thought he was a smuggler or terrorist so sent him back to Venezuela at which point some kind soul started a money raising scheme on the Internet to get him back, and it worked to the tune of $4000, and here he is, a historic figure.

Of course it's funny, but not so funny when you think top skiers of other countries that on a good day could have gotten medals are not allowed to join because their country's quota in order to make room for all other non-hopers, but I guess the 'world' in World Championship obliges.. Image


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