THE LENK SURVEY: JOANA IS MAKING HER VILLAGE MORE FAMOUS
Train high, sleep low: Joana Hählen from Lenk in Switzerland can’t follow this principle of sports science. Her bed is at 2,660 metres above sea level, her favourite gym, the picturesque nature as well. On the other hand: A nearby cave was a regeneration zone for Stone Age hunters. The fitness of the aspiring Swiss Ski female racer (in the national team this season) at Atomic seems to cope with the high altitude well The bikini photo from Fuerteventura on her entertaining Facebook account says more than 1,000 words. And although her Redster speed rockets are much bigger than her with her dainty body size of 1 m 56 she still turns pretty ruthlessly. “In training I don’t take any risks, but in the races I do.” Effect: She already achieved three Top 10 places in the World Cup. Despite painful setbacks. If her love of water in any consistency (on the slopes she likes it hard and icy, when surfing in the sea she likes the waves and for drinking clear and cold) has anything to do with the fact that she was born in the zodiac sign of Aquarius? We don’t know. But everyone knows that she’s got a lot of potential. Support and backing can be found in her family and also in her culturally very active home town. According to random surveys in Lenk the inhabitants are certain: Joana is making the small village more famous.