Cross country skiing and biathlon in Australia share the same issue of being winter sports in a country with a very short snow season.
Living in Australia, Nick Montgomery doesn’t get the time needed on snow to practice efficiently in cross-country skiing. So, for three months a year he leaves his homeland.
“I come over to Europe for three months because I can only ski roughly for two months in Australia,” he said.
Montgomery has gone to Austria and Germany in the past, but this year he is heading to Sweden to live and train. He will head over once the Universiade finishes next week.
The 20-year-old considers himself a better distance skier and likes the mental aspect of a longer race.
“I think a lot of it is in race tactics. You can have something go wrong early in the race but if you’re strong mentally you can always make up your mistakes and you have time to think things through during the race.”
He is a full time student at the University…
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