As an athlete, there’s nothing I love more than sports. And because I’m a skeleton racer, I specifically love winter sports.
There are probably over a thousand types of sports in the world today. But there’s something magical about winter sports that draws you in.
Perhaps it’s because training during the harsh, cold weather is more rewarding, or it could be the adrenaline rush. Whatever it is, you always want to do more, learn more, and be more.
With that in mind, here’s my list of my favorite winter sports:
I’m going to be biased because skeleton racing is the love of my life. It ignites a burning flame in my heart. I chose this sport because it’s not easy to master.
You have to be quick on your feet and there’s no room for mistakes. Some people consider it to be a dangerous sport. But that’s exactly why I love it so much.
Skeleton racing has allowed me to test my skills and abilities. It’s allowed me to push past my limits and achieve the unachievable. What I love about skeleton racing is that I’m never competing with others, only myself.
I’m always working on ways to better myself and hone my skills. From my speed to my strength, I keep practicing to improve so I can make it to the Beijing Olympics 2022.
What I love about ice hockey is that it’s a sport where you need to put past your differences and work as a team. It’s incredibly challenging, both figuratively and physically.
Player heart rates can reach up to 190 beats per minute! But you have to be on top of your game. You have to keep improving your skills, so you don’t slow your team down.
A lot of people consider ice skating a form of dancing but it’s definitely one of the most beautiful winter sports in the world.
What I love about this sport is that you have to be in full control of your body and its movements. You have to master your balance to be successful. When you’re ice skating indoors, it’s not as difficult (although still difficult) because the rinks are warmer and there’s no wind.
But when you’re outside, you need to work hard to push past the wind and triumph.
Snowboarding isn’t as easy as athletes make it look. The risk of head injuries is pretty high, although it’s rare for professional athletes.
You need to have full control of your body. Just like skeleton racing, you need to have a good start if you want to win the race. But the best part about snowboarding is that you can get creative with the twists and flips.
You need to train your muscles and become flexible to master snowboarding. You also need to learn to identify changes in the snow to be able to avoid accidents.
All in all, snowboarding isn’t an easy sport!
Whether it’s skeleton racing, snowboarding, or ice hockey, winter sports are the best. But they’re also not easy. That’s why I have the upmost respect for my peers who train rigorously and push beyond their limits to achieve their goals.
I’m planning to participate in the Beijing Olympics 2022. Wish me luck!