One week ago, 13-year-old Alvin Low from Hammersburg in Trondheim was jumping up a big hill for the first time.
One would think that when a 13-year-old shared runner jumps the Olympic slopes from Lillehammer for the first time, he can get a little nervous. But the 13-year-old also jumped with a jump of 123 metres.
The first jump went surprisingly well, Alvin tells Dagbladet.
When Alvin does what he does second jump At the big hill, he had to fly farther than the first. With a phenomenal height, Alvin flew to an incredible height of 135 meters – just nine meters behind the hill record that Simon Amann set in 2009. Admittedly, the speed and edge are well below Alvin.
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– I think it’s great to have such a good jump. The first jump was a bit tense, but I eventually got used to it.
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We turn back the clock to September 2017. Then nine-year-old Alvin put on ski jumps for the first time. And what’s the reason?
– I began to look at the champ of heroes, and when I saw Anders Jacobsen, I thought he looked great, says Alvin.
– I asked my mom and dad if I was allowed, but they were a little skeptical, he continues.
This was confirmed by Father Huang Lu.
– We weren’t too excited about it. We didn’t ski much ourselves. We were skeptical he’d start snowboarding when he could barely go cross-country skiing, Huang laughs.
Do you remember what your first jump was like, Alvin?
– Yes, during my first jump into a five-meter incline, I was, of course, very careful. He says I went on the snout.
Too much iron in the fire
In addition to common sports, the 13-year-old also plays football, in addition to doing athletics.
Alvin talks about bustling everyday life with a soccer match on Monday, soccer training or jumping on Tuesday and cross-country skiing with Granåsen Skiteam on Wednesday.
Thursdays are spent on a ski jump in Knyken, followed by a snowboarding session. Fridays are program athletics, while weekends go to competitions or Playstation.
– You don’t get tired?
– I get a little tired sometimes, but maybe I’ll take a break.
– I’m more tired of FIFA, shoot dad.
Christian Forsyth Carlsen was previously a ski jumper, but is now Alvin’s coach. He is very fond of his student.
– It’s a super talent. I’ve been fortunate to work with him since he first started snowboarding, he tells Dagbladet.
– How do you remember him when he started snowboarding?
– I underestimated her. There was a lot of will, but there was a little imbalance, which is completely normal when you jump the first time
– How far can he go?
He can go as far as he wants. You could lose interest, but that’s an athlete I don’t think will happen to him, says Carlsen who stresses he doesn’t want to put any pressure on the 13-year-old.
He does most of the jumps at Knyken Ski Center, and the 13-year-old wants to thank the Orkdal IL volunteer gang who made it easy for him and the rest of the jumpers for good training conditions.
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