MINSK, 21 February (BelTA) – Given the warm weather the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Aerials will be a challenge both for organizers and also athletes, the head coach of the Belarusian freestyle skiing team Nikolai Kozeko said at a press conference dedicated to the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Aerials Cup in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
“This year's weather is very unusual for Belarus. We have never had such a warm winter before. So it will be a challenge both for the services that are responsible for the organization of competitions in winter sports but also for the athletes,” Nikolai Kozeko said.
According to him, young athletes will get a chance to show themselves in the women's competition on the home turf as the team leaders Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya and Hanna Huskova are healing injuries. Almost all the strongest athletes will take part in the men's event.
“The competition will be interesting and useful for our team in terms of testing the capabilities of young athletes. Moreover, medal hopefuls from all the countries will come to compete in Minsk,” Nikolai Kozeko added.
The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Aerials will be held in the Raubichi Winter Olympic Center on 22-23 February. The final will be held on Saturday, 19h00 and the Synchronized Aerials event the next day.