A Welcome from Jens Weißflog
Dear athletes, trainers, volunteers, judges and officials,
I would like to extend you a very warm welcome to the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in my home town of Oberwiesenthal. We are delighted to be your host, and I hope that – alongside the competition – you will have a wonderful time here in Oberwiesenthal.
The Junior World Ski Championships in Schonach in 1981 and in Murnau in 1982 were the highlight of my years as a junior competitor. Just being here is not always everything. To those of you competing: I hope that you will meet the goals that you set for yourself. I myself know that it doesn’t always work out that way: 16th and 13th place weren’t the top spots I had imagined! But the success of an athlete’s career is not always decided at the junior level – so if not all your dreams come true, stay cool..
I wish all participants fair competition, free from injury, during your time here in Oberwiesenthal. On top of that, I hope you will have a great time outside of the event itself.
As we say here, “Glück auf” and “Ski heil!” – safe skiing!