A revolution in the world of jumping? Thurnbichler is in favor, the Norwegian protests. “It would be a punishment for me”
Currently, the “limit value” of the body mass factor (BMI) is a number in the world of jumping 21. As long as the competitors keep it at this level, they can jump on skis of the maximum allowed length. If their coefficient turns out to be lower during weighing, skis are shortened. To illustrate the situation: a player measuring 180 centimeters tall has a BMI of 21 when the scale shows 68.1 kilograms. What is important – jumper is weighed in overalls and boots.
Is there a revolution in ski jumping? Thomas Thurnbichler is “for”
The introduction of weight restrictions into the regulations was the response of the world authorities to the excessive slimming practiced by some athletes. The most memorable example is Sven Hannawald, who suffered from anorexia. The current rules allowed us to avoid similar situations, although… according to some, they are still too lenient, and the “punishment” in the form of shortening the skis – disproportionate to the benefits of low weight.
The Norwegian television “NRK” polled among coaches the possibility of increasing the value of the coefficient. “Za” was, among others, working with Slovenes Robert Hrgot. – I think it’s a good idea. We should implement it, he said. He was positive about the idea Thomas Thurnbichlerworking with Poles.
“When we think about long seasons and lots of competition, it’s easier to stay fit if you’re a little heavier,” he says, adding that “it would be good for ski jumping”.
As it turns out, not everyone likes this idea. Asked by the same station Daniel Andre Tande was reluctant to change. – I work every day to be heavy enough. For me, struggling to gain weight, it would be a punishment, while for others, those who lose it, it would be a benefit, he believes.
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